Student Development & Leadership

Hazing

Lewis University has a Zero Tolerance policy regarding hazing. Lewis defines hazing as:

"Any action taken or situation created, either intentionally or unintentionally, on or off campus, to produce physical discomfort, embarrassment, ridicule, or possible physical harm or injury as a requirement for belonging to the group." - Lewis University Student Organization Manual

In simple terms, hazing is anything that causes physical or mental harm to a person that is required to join a particular group.

All organization officers are required to read and sign the anti-hazing policy annually.

The Office of Student Development & Leadership partners with the Director of Athletics and the Director of Mission and First Year Experience to provide hazing education to the Lewis Community.

Participating in hazing activity not only jeopardizes an organization's recognition on campus, but the participants' status as students at Lewis University.

To report suspected hazing please contact the Office of Student Development & Leadership or the Office of Student Services. All concerns are treated confidentially.