Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

Sigma Alpha Omega

 

 Hazing Concern        Individual Student Concern

If you have any questions about the forms please call the Office of the Dean of Students at 910.962.3119 

Hazing

Hazing is absolutely forbidden. No member, new or seasoned, should be hazed or participating in hazing another person. Hazing is something that we will not tolerate and has no place in creating bonds of brotherhood/sisterhood. Also, silent participation or acquiescence in the presence of Hazing, as well as failure to report Hazing when a Student has knowledge or suspicion of Hazing, are not neutral acts; they are violations of these Policies: 

According to North Carolina law (NCGS § 14-35):

“It is unlawful for any student in attendance at any university, college or school in this State to engage in hazing, or to aid or abet any other student in the commission of this offense. For the purposes of this section Hazing is defined as follows: ‘to subject another student to physical injury as part of an initiation, or as a prerequisite to membership, into any organized school group including any society, athletic team, fraternity or sorority, or other similar group.’ Any violation of this section shall constitute a Class 2 misdemeanor.”

Code of Student Life or other applicable rules, including the following: 

Engages in hazingHazing by university groups is prohibited on or off-campus. Hazing is defined as a covert or overt action, occurring on or off-campus, by an individual or group of individuals in connection to recruitment, initiation, rite of passage, or membership in a fraternity, sorority, UNCW sport club, group, organization or athletic team; that subjects any other member of the university community, voluntarily or involuntarily, to activity which creates an atmosphere for potential or actual humiliation, degradation, verbal, emotional or 24 physical distress, abuse or injury; or compromises the academic mission and/or reputation of the university.  

In order to report a hazing incident please click here or if you have any questions call the Office of the Dean of Students at 910.962.3119

Warning Signs of Hazing 

  • Sudden change in behavior or attitude after joining the organization or team
  • Wanting to leave the organization or team with no real explanation
  • A sudden decrease in communication with friends and family
  • Physical or psychological exhaustion
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Unexplained injuries or illness
  • Change in sleeping or eating habits
  • Withdrawal from normal activities
  • Expressed feeling of sadness or feeling of worthlessness
  • Increase in secrecy and unwillingness to share details

For more information on hazing, please visit HazingPrevention.org 

Well-being

 UNCW defines well-being as a holistic approach to daily life that acknowledges the integration of many facets that contribute to an individual’s experiences of the self, others, and world. The eight dimensions of well-being (emotional, engagement, intellectual, financial, occupational, physical, spiritual, and sustainability) act and interact in a way that contributes to our quality of life. The vision is to create a healthy hawk community by providing opportunities for learning and engagement, which focus on the eight aspects of well-being. Check out our Healthy Hawks page to learn more. 

 

Submit a Concern 

If you are having concerns about your student's behavior please submit a form.

For assistance or consultation while completing this referral, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 910-962-3119 and request to speak to Amy Hector, Student Affairs Case Manager.