Greek Life

Statement on Hazing

Butler University does not tolerate hazing by any group or individual affiliated with the university. Hazing is defined as any action taken or situation created intentionally, whether on or off campus or fraternity premises, that produces mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule. Hazing is not limited to new member activities but extends to all aspects of chapter activities. Such activities and situations include, but are not limited to:

  • creation of excessive fatigue
  • sleep deprivation
  • physical and psychological shock
  • ingestion of alcohol or drugs
  • ingestion of food or other substances in a manner that could be harmful
  • publicly wearing apparel that is conspicuous and not normally in good taste
  • engaging in stunts and jokes
  • morally degrading or humiliating games and activities
  • late-night sessions that interfere with scholastic activities
  • any other activities not consistent with the regulations and policies of Butler University and the inter/national fraternal organization

Any individual or organization involved in a hazing incident is subject to disciplinary procedures. Students should be aware that hazing is a crime under Indiana law and is subject to prosecution.

Five Questions to Determine if an Activity is Hazing

  1. Would you let a Collegian reporter see and report what you are doing?
  2. Would you tell prospective members what they will go through?
  3. Would you tell the parents of your members what you are doing?
  4. Would you let Student Affairs know what you are doing?
  5. Would you let your national headquarters know what you are doing?

To report hazing anonymously 24 hours per day, call 940-6590 or 940-9381. You will not have to reveal your identity at any time. You can also report an incident via the National Anti-Hazing Hotline, 1-888-NOT-HAZE.


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Office of Greek Life

Atherton Union, Room 312
4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone: (317) 940-6590
Fax: (317) 940-8228
Director: Becky Druetzler