What is Hazing?

The Ferris State University Code of Student Community Standards defines hazing as any conduct which subjects another person (whether physically, mentally, emotionally, or psychologically) to anything that may endanger, abuse, degrade, or intimidate the person as a condition of association with a group or organization regardless of the person’s consent.

Hazing is taken seriously at Ferris State University and the practice is prohibited by the University. If a student organization is found to haze its members, the organization faces penalties including removal from campus. Individual students may also face consequences through the University's conduct process and/or the legal system.

The Hazing Hotline is a proactive way for Ferris State University to deal with the problem of hazing. The Hazing Hotline is open to any student, faculty member, staff person, parent, or member of the community who has a concern regarding possible hazing.

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Hazing Hotline:   231.591.5300

If you think you are a victim of hazing or you know someone who is being hazed, place an anonymous call to the Hazing Hotline. Help keep Ferris State University safe by stopping this deadly tradition.

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You can also contact the following Ferris State University officials for additional information:

Department of Public Safety Matthew Jones
231.591.5000 Coordinator of the Greek Life Center
Angie Roman  Nicholas Campau
Director of CLACS & Associate Dean of Student Life &
Coordinator of the Leadership Center          Director of Student Conduct
231.591.2674  231.591.3619
Joy Pufhal  Matthew Chaney
Dean of Student Life Black Greek Council Advisor
231.591.2088  231.591.2617