Reporting Hazing

Reporting Hazing or Hazing-like Activities

Individuals who have witnessed or experienced hazing or hazing-like activities are encouraged to reach out for support.  The following methods of reporting such activities are available depending on the nature of what transpired.

1.    Report hazing activities that meet the definition of hazing in Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) to the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) or the Cambridge Police Department (CPD):
2.    If it is not clear whether an activity constitutes hazing, or there is concern even if the activity doesn’t meet the definition of hazing in the MGL, reports may be made to the Office of Student Life.  The OSL is committed to improving the student experience and works to address issues of hazing and inappropriate new member activities. 

Please note that the OSL will treat reports with appropriate sensitivity; however, depending upon the nature and context of the activity reported, the OSL may need to share the information or take appropriate action based on Harvard policy or law. 

Counseling and Mental Health Services

Students who have witnessed or experienced something troubling may want to seek support from Harvard University Health Services (UHS) Counseling and Mental Health Services. These services, located on the 4th floor of UHS, are confidential and can be accessed by calling 617-495-2042.