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Faculty and staff,

As part of the Lehigh campus community that has a lot of daily student interaction, we ask for your help to prevent hazing on our campus. Despite our best efforts to prevent hazing on campus and in our community, we look to parents, family members, and campus partners to alert us to any concerns related to hazing. Whether you are advising a student, teaching a class, or are walking through campus, it is important to know the warning signs of hazing and how to report a hazing incident. On the side menu you will find a report button, important quick contacts, and national hazing prevention resources. We invite you to explore the rest of the website to learn more about what hazing is, how it effects various groups, what research Lehigh is doing with regards to prevention efforts, and more. 

 

Warning Signs

Some warning signs to watch for with students if they are joining a student organization, fraternity, sorority, or sports team include:

  • Sudden change in a student's communication with you, including frequency, length and general tone, surrounding the time the student is joining the group
  • Sudden change in willingness to share the activities he/she/they is involved in with the organization
  • Changes in sleeping and eating patterns
  • Feeling anger, confusion, embarrassment, helplessness, anxiety and even depression
  • Sudden changes in academic performance
  • Complaint of new physical ailments - exhaustion, broken bones, sprains, cuts, burns, hangovers, or stomach or head aches, and reasoning of how the injuries happened that don't quite seem to make sense
  • Feel a sense of loyalty to the group and avoid sharing their concerns or fears with anyone for fear the group might get in trouble
  • Discussion of wanting to leave the organization/team but being scared or feel there is no way out

SOURCE: [adapted from] Drexel University and Furman University