Health Check FORM • COVID-19 INFO
Main Menu

Hazing Prevention

Each year, Shepherd University Fraternity and Sorority Life hosts Anti-Hazing Week. During this week, each chapter on campus will sponsor an activity to bring attention to the problem of hazing. Anti-Hazing Week is an opportunity to educate the entire campus to not just recognize hazing, but to learn ways they can prevent it from occurring in the first place. All of our organizations are committed to a risk and hazing free atmosphere for their members.

Anti-Hazing Policy

Shepherd University unconditionally opposes any action taken or situation created, intentionally or unintentionally, whether on or off premises owned or leased by the organization, which has the effect of producing psychological or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. To read Shepherd’s entire anti-hazing policy, click here.

Types of Hazing 

There are three types of hazing. Regardless of type, any form of hazing is not tolerated on our  campus. 

Step up and take the Hazing Prevention Pledge!
For more information visit the National Hazing Prevention Website

Anti-Hazing Hotlineimg7

The Hotline provides an anonymous telephone line for anyone to report a suspected or recent hazing incident to one number 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) that accepts calls 24 hours a day. The Hotline connects to a dedicated voice mailbox at Manley Burke, LPA. The calls are automatically saved as audio files that are then transmitted by e-mail to the headquarters of the fraternity or sorority named in the report. This is true whether or not the reports are about one of the sponsors or another organization. In some instances, reports are about athletic teams, bands or clubs. When those calls are received, the institution where the organization is located is contacted.

Anti-Hazing Laws for West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia:

West Virginia: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/wvcode/code.cfm?chap=18&art=16
Maryland: http://www.stophazing.org/laws/md_law.htm
Virginia: http://law.justia.com/codes/virginia/2006/toc1802000/18.2-56.html