Anti-Hazing Policy

Anti-Hazing Policy

Hazing means doing any act or coercing another, including the victim, to do any act of initiation into any student or other organization or any act to continue or reinstate membership in or affiliation with any student or other organization that causes or creates a substantial risk of causing mental or physical harm to any person, including coercing another to consume alcohol or a drug of abuse, as defined in section 3719.011 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Organizations or groups shall take no action which involves hazing.

Youngstown State University unconditionally opposes any situation created intentionally to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule. YSU is committed to providing a hazing-free environment in which students can succeed socially and academically.

Reporting a Suspected Incident of Hazing

It is the responsibility of our entire Youngstown State University community to keep an eye out for the wellbeing of our fellow Penguins. If you feel that you have been a victim of hazing, or suspect that one of your peers is being hazed, please use this form to notify the university of your concerns.  
 
Reporting a Suspected Incident of Hazing