If you feel that your student may be participating in inappropriate activities associated with hazing, you should contact the Hazing hotline at 936-294-1785 IMMEDIATELY.
(The following is excerpted from state of Texas statutes and is binding on this university.)
SUBCHAPTER F. HAZING
Senate Bill 37 added language to Texas Education Code, sections 37.152 and 32.155, related to the reporting of hazing violations. The language removes the requirement for reporting knowledge of hazing to the university or law enforcement to be in writing; adds law enforcement to the list of organizations or individuals who can receive the report; and includes entities supporting an organization as eligible for immunity from civil or criminal liability when reporting hazing.
If You Are Hazed
Reactions you might have:
Reactions to being hazed vary. Two people who go through the same experience might feel quite differently. Some people feel relatively positive about going through hazing (seeing it as an achievement), some feel mildly annoyed, and others have strong negative reactions. Reactions depend on the extent of the hazing, individual characteristics, and past experiences. For people who have been abused in the past, hazing can be re-traumatizing.
- Anger, confusion, betrayal, fear, resentment, embarrassment, humiliation, hopelessness, helplessness, anxiety and depression are all normal reactions to being hazed. Some individuals have become suicidal.
- Physical consequences can include exhaustion, headaches, hangovers, illnesses, injuries, and scars.
- It's common to believe that things won't get worse, though they often do.
- You may want the hazing to stop, but don't want to get the group in trouble.
- You may want to leave, but fear the consequences or feel like you've invested too much already to walk away.
- Self-blame can occur and is fueled by hazer's who tell new members that they will let others down if they leave or tell anyone what is going on.
YOU MUST CONTACT THE STUDENT ACTIVITIES OFFICE, DEAN OF STUDENTS' OFFICE, OR LOCAL POLICE IF YOU ARE HAZED IN ANY WAY. FAILURE TO DO SO COULD RESULT IN YOU BEING ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH A CRIME.
|SHSU Student Activities||(936) 294-3861|
|Student Activities E-MAILemail@example.com|
|SHSU Dean of Students' Office||(936) 294-1785|
|SHSU University Police||(936) 294-1794|
|Dean Of Students' Office||(936) 294-1785|
|Greek Life Office||(936) 294-2268||To report policy violations, all hazing allegations, criminal activity or drug possession|
|SHSU Police Dept.||(936) 294-1794||To report criminal activity or hazing on the SHSU campus|
|Huntsville Police||(936) 435-8001||To report criminal activity or hazing within the City of Huntsville, Tx.|
|Walker County Sheriff's Office||(936) 435-2400||To report criminal activity or hazing anywhere in Walker County.|
|SHSU Counseling Center||(936) 294-1720||To talk to a counselor about anything.|
Failure to report a hazing incident could subject you to arrest and criminal charges. You may report any hazing incident to any of the above agencies.
Any information provided will be kept STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.