Hazing Prevention Initiatives

Hazing encompasses a range of practices that pose serious risks to the physical safety and mental health and well-being of individuals joining or continuing their membership in various clubs, organizations, teams, and other groups.

The impact of hazing on individuals can be severe, long-lasting, and even fatal. It can result in negative consequences for those who haze, the groups they are involved in, and the wider institution. Hazing is an abuse of power and is antithetical to the values and learning mission of Cornell University.

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Our campus approach

Cornell University recognizes hazing as a serious public health issue. Therefore, hazing prevention requires a comprehensive approach that addresses individuals, groups, the institution, local community, national organizations, and the broader society.

  • Effective prevention of hazing requires social-ecological strategies and an ongoing commitment to campus-wide coordination, support, and leadership by students, staff, faculty, and alumni.
  • Skorton Center staff members provide institutional leadership and support for hazing prevention initiatives.
  • For more information about hazing, and campus prevention efforts, please visit hazing.cornell.edu.

National collaboration

Between 2013 and 2016, Cornell joined with colleagues and universities from around the country to address the problem of hazing by participating in the National Hazing Prevention Consortium led by StopHazing.