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Hazing Prevention

The University of South Carolina is committed to providing a safe educational environment for everyone, cultivating a community that fosters respect for the dignity and rights of all persons. Therefore, hazing will not be tolerated by any group or individual affiliated with the University. This page includes a comprehensive list of university resources related to hazing prevention.

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Hazing Prevention Resources 

Hazing 101

Hazing 101 is an introduction course to hazing at the University of South Carolina. Participants will be provided an overview of the university hazing policy, explore the motivations behind hazing, common examples of hazing on campus, and the reporting options available. (1 hour training)

Sign-up for training here.

Positive Teambuilding

Strong group unity and a sense of individual accomplishment are important for groups to achieve throughout society. Many businesses, for example, invest considerable resources to foster effective group processes and enhance individual motivation. And they generally do so through positive, encouraging strategies that build people up rather than tearing them down. This training will provide examples of positive teambuilding activities that are practical not just for student organizations but beyond. (1 hour training)

Sign-up for training here.

Gamecocks Stand Up

Gamecocks Stand Up calls for students to recognize unsafe, harmful or dangerous situations; decide to intervene; and stand up for fellow Gamecocks. Participants are presented with an array of intervention strategies to utilize in their everyday lives and will engage in a group discussion about overcoming personal and societal barriers to bystander intervention. Information about on and off-campus resources will be provided.

Sign-up for the training here.

Online Hazing Prevention Training

Fraternity and Sorority Life utilizes online hazing prevention training by PreventZone. This is currently required of all students participating in fraternity and sorority recruitment. Participation links are emailed after registering.

  •  Hazing Prevention 101 Course - College Edition

    Hazing Prevention 101 is a one-hour awareness course educating students on how to recognize, prevent and report hazing. The real-life scenarios prepare students, group members and bystanders to make informed decisions, ultimately empowering them to prevent hazing.
     
  • Fraternity & Sorority Life Module

    The Fraternity & Sorority Life (Module) is an add-on module that provides a deep-dive into issues specific to Fraternity & Sorority Life in chapters and colonies. Ideal for campus-based groups and national organizations. Requires completion of Hazing Prevention 101™
Faculty/Staff

Are you interested in covering hazing prevention in an upcoming class or meeting? The university has developed a standard slide deck that can be included in any presentation and covered in under 10-minutes. To receive this information, email Tad Derrick (derricjo@mailbox.sc.edu).

If you are aware of hazing behavior that is currently happening, please call USC Police (USCPD) at 803-777-4215 or 911.

 The University of South Carolina will investigate any known hazing incidents. You can assist our efforts to protect you and your fellow scholars by providing as much detail as possible when reporting an incident. You may feel the instinct to protect your identity, and we will accept anonymous submissions, but bear in mind that officials are much better able to complete an investigation when they are able to identify the source of the report.

 If you have been hazed, have witnessed hazing, or suspect that someone you know has been hazed, you can report your observations using any of the methods below:

  • Submit an online report 
  • Hazing Hotline: 803-777-5800
  • Dean of Students: 803-576-8326
  • Student Conduct and Academic Integrity: 803-777-4333
  • University Umbudsman: 803-777-4172 or online report here
  • USCPD: 803-777-4215
  • RAVE Guardian App

Make a fully informed decision about joining a student organization by reviewing this report on any organizational conduct violations dating back to 2011.

For a complete list of mental health resources available, visit the Student Health Services website .

Counseling

These resources are CONFIDENTIAL.

  • UofSC Counseling Center: 803-777-5223 or online here
  • After Hours Counseling: 803-777-5223
Victim Services
  • Call 803-777-4215 and ask for a law enforcement victim advocate
  • Email victimhelp@sc.edu

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