If hazing is occurring, it needs to be reported. UMass Amherst’s ability to investigate reported incidents, enforce the University’s expectation, and protect future students depends on the detailed information provided. Individuals submitting a report are encouraged to provide as much specific detail as possible so that appropriate action can be taken to address the reported behavior.
If you need immediate assistance please call the University of Massachusetts Police Department (UMPD) at 413-545-2121.
All UMass faculty and staff are required by state law to report any and all forms of hazing that they witness, become aware of, or are informed of. UMass faculty and staff must inform the Student Conduct and Community Standards Office of any potential hazing incident and can do so via the Student Conduct Referral Online Form.
A hazing incident may be reported by anyone; a person who the activity directly affected, a person who was involved in the incident; faculty/staff, parents, friends, or community members. If you have witnessed or have knowledge of a possible hazing incident, please report it.