Winthrop University: Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs

Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs

Hazing Incident Form

The Dean of Students Office, Office of Student Activities, Office of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs, University Athletics, and Recreational Services at Winthrop University work collaboratively to ensure that new members and participants are having a safe and healthy experience within their sports team or organization.

The Student Conduct Code (pdf - 20.4 MB) has defined hazing as any action taken or situation created, which produces mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. Such activities and situations include assault in any form, creation of excessive fatigue; physical and psychological shocks, wearing apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste, nudity; situations or tasks that interfere with scholastics activities, and any other activities which are not consistent with the regulations and policies of Winthrop University and otherwise isolate or create different standards for new members for the purpose of initiation or admission into or affiliation with a chartered or non-chartered student organization.

Additionally, Hazing is violation of South Carolina Law (Section 59-101-200) which defines hazing as the wrongful striking, laying open hand upon, threatening with violence, or offering to do bodily harm by a superior student to a subordinate student with intent to punish or injure the subordinate student, or other unauthorized treatment by the superior student of a subordinate student of a tyrannical, abusive, shameful, insulting, or humiliating nature. Hazing at all state supported universities, colleges, and public institutions of higher learning is prohibited.

If you feel that you may have insight to an incident that may be considered hazing, please fill out the form below. This form is anonymous and your identity will be kept confidential. It will not be disclosed to the individuals or group in question. However, please be advised that an anonymous report may not provide sufficient information to initiate an investigation. We strongly encourage you disclose your information so these reports may be properly investigated and provide the appropriate resources. If you are able to provide any supporting documentation: photos, video, emails, etc. we would appreciate you giving us your contact information so we may obtain that documentation to aide in any potential investigation. All information obtained will be used solely for this purpose. If you would prefer to speak with someone about this form and disclosing your identity, please feel free to call Campus Police 803/323-3333 and/or the Dean of Students Office at 803/323-4503.


Your full name:
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Date of incident:   
Time of incident:
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Involved Parties (Organizations, Individuals, etc.)

This section can include the name of any organization involved and/or individuals. Please include which organization(s) involved in the incident and any information that supports the conclusion of which organization is involved (i.e. colors, uniform, Greek letters, etc.)

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Year in School (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior):
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Incident Information

Please explain in detail the incident that occurred. If this incident occurred at an event, please provide details in this narrative.
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National Hazing Prevention Anonymous Hotline: The Greek Anti-Hazing Hotline, established in 2007 by a consortium of national fraternities and sororities, is currently sponsored by 46 national and international Greek organizations. The toll-free number, 1-888-NOT-HAZE is available 24 hours a day to those who think they, or students they know, have been or may be victims of hazing. Callers may remain anonymous or provide personal information so that they may be responded to directly. The Hotline connects to a dedicated voice mailbox at Manley Burke, LPA. The calls are automatically saved as audio files that are then transmitted by e-mail to the headquarters of the fraternity or sorority named in the report. This is true whether or not the reports are about one of the sponsors or another organization. In some instances, reports are about athletic teams, bands or clubs. When those calls are received, the institution where the organization is located is contacted. Winthrop University students, faculty and staff may also use this resource but are encouraged to use local and campus resources if they suspect that hazing is occurring within the campus community. Toll Free: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293)

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