Consequences of Hazing

Individuals involved with hazing may be expelled from school, suspended from enrollment for a definite or indefinite period of time, and/or face additional sanctions which may include the college or university referring the case to outside law enforcement agencies. Recognized student organizations or athletic teams which may be involved with hazing may be sanctioned by withholding of college/university funds; suspension of the club status or charter for up to four years; disqualifying it for funds, space or activities; forfeiture of games/meets or agents; suspension from meeting or playing for the duration of the season; or disqualification from recognition and awards.

CSB/SJU takes hazing very seriously. Beyond college and university consequences, students can face these consequences as well:

  • physical, emotional, and/or mental instability
  • sleep deprivation
  • loss of sense of control and empowerment
  • decline in grades and coursework
  • relationships with friends, significant others, and family suffer
  • post-traumatic stress syndrome
  • loss of respect for and interest in being part of the organization
  • erosion of trust within the group members