Message Regarding the University’s Anti-Hazing Policy
The following message from Senior Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs Rebecca Reed Kantrowitz was sent today to the campus community.
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:
In light of the news yesterday about a recent incident of hazing on campus, I want to take the opportunity to reinforce Syracuse University’s zero tolerance policy on hazing and be clear that we take this matter extremely seriously. Syracuse University defines hazing as any action that intentionally or recklessly causes or poses a substantial risk of harm to the mental or physical health or safety of one or more persons. Any individual or organization that commits or encourages hazing will be held accountable under the University’s Anti-Hazing Policy and the Student Code of Conduct.
Hazing presents substantial risk to the safety and well-being of all members of the campus community, not just those directly impacted. We must all be committed to creating a campus that respects the dignity and rights of all its members. Our community is stronger because of those who have come forward and taken a stand when these instances do occur.
Syracuse University is committed to promoting a safe and healthy campus environment for all its students, staff, faculty, and visitors. If you have concerns about hazing or would like to make a report of hazing, please contact the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs at 315-443-2718, the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities at 315-443-3728, or the Department of Public Safety at 315-443-2224. Anonymous reports can also be made with the Department of Public Safety through the Silent Witness Program or by calling 315-443-TIPS (8477).
Rebecca Reed Kantrowitz
Senior Vice President and Dean
Division of Student Affairs