Tips for Parents
Combating the Hazing Issue
Individuals who call the toll free number, (888) NOT-HAZE or (888) 668-4293, will reach an automated recording at the office of Manley Burke, a law firm that publishes Fraternal Law. The law firm will report alleged incidents to the national headquarters of the appropriate fraternity or sorority no later than 24 hours later. They will also notify authorities when necessary.
If your student talks to you about hazing, you can let him know about this hotline. While reports can be filed anonymously, it's most helpful if the person reporting the incident is willing to provide a name and contact information.
Although hazing has been outlawed in most states, it still occurs on campuses nationwide. Hazing is very difficult to define and more often than not, students are afraid to report incidents for fear of being "found out." This hotline enables students, parents and others to report incidents of hazing that they become aware of directly to an attorney.
The Signs of Hazing
If you suspect that your student is involved in hazing-related activities, watch for these signs:
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