Hazing is prohibited by the University at Albany’s Community Rights & Responsibilities and New York State Law. All national organizations ban hazing and have policies against it. Many institutions and national/international organizations adhere to the following definition of hazing developed by the Fraternity Insurance Purchasing Group:"Any action taken or situation created, intentionally, whether on or off fraternity premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. Such activities may include but are not limited to the following: use of alcohol; paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue; physical and psychological shocks; quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips or any other such activities carried on outside or inside of the confines of the chapter house; wearing of public apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; and any other activities which are not consistent with fraternal law, ritual or policy or the regulations and policies of the educational institution."If you wish to report a hazing complaint, please file an anonymous report
(click on "Report an Incident") or contact the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership at (518) 442-5566 to speak to someone directly. If you feel the situation requires immediate attention and/or an individual’s safety is at risk, please contact the University Police Department at (518) 442-3131.