What is Hazing?
Hazing refers to any activity or behavior, often performed as part of a group initiation, that intentionally or recklessly causes physical or emotional harm or humiliation to new members. Hazing can take many forms, ranging from verbal abuse and humiliation to dangerous or life-threatening activities.
Hazing violates the Kettering College Code of Student Conduct and Ohio State Law. Violation of these policies and laws can be enforced only when reported to the College. Informal and unofficial acts of initiation are strictly prohibited.
Kettering College Anti-Hazing Policy:
As a member of the Kettering College community, each student, faculty, and staff member share the responsibility of building and maintaining an environment of safety and respect for others. It is critical to the success of the institution and each individual that the campus is free of hazing. It is not only against the institutional policy, but it is against the law.
Collin’s Law requires that the institution immediately report any hazing incidents to local authorities and disclose the incident on the institutional website.
Kettering College strictly prohibits and condemns all acts and forms of hazing. Prevention of hazing is the responsibility of the entire college community.
To access the complete Kettering College Anti-Hazing policy form, please click on the provided link.
If you have witnessed or experienced hazing, please fill out the hazing incident form that can be found below.
Your report will be kept confidential and will be reviewed by our administration. We encourage you to provide as much detail as possible, including the date, time, location, and any other information that may be helpful in our investigation.
We understand that reporting hazing can be difficult, but it is an important step in preventing future incidents and creating a safe and inclusive community for everyone. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to Adam Brown, Dean of Students. Thank you for your cooperation.
College Misconduct Incident Form
To find more resources related to hazing, including information provided by the State of Ohio, please visit the Ohio Higher Education page on anti-hazing
Other ways to report:
If you have witnessed or experienced college hazing, it is important to report it immediately to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone involved. Here are some steps you can take to report alleged college hazing:
- Contact your school’s administration: Reach out to your school’s administration, such as the dean of students or the campus safety office and report the alleged hazing incident. They will be able to guide you through the reporting process and provide support.
- Document the incident: Take notes of what happened, including the date, time, location, and any other details you can remember. If possible, take photos or videos of any evidence that may support your claims.
- Report to law enforcement: If the hazing involves physical violence, sexual assault, or any other criminal activity, it is important to report it to the police immediately.
- Seek support: Hazing can be a traumatic experience, and it is important to seek support from trusted friends, family members, or a mental health professional. Your school may also have resources available, such as counseling services or support groups.
Remember, reporting alleged hazing is an important step in preventing future incidents and ensuring the safety of everyone on campus.