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Hokies Don't Haze

We all belong to Hokie Nation, and hazing has no place in our sport clubs or anywhere in our community. This is home and it is all of our responsibility to keep our home safe and healthy for all Hokies.

Hazing is prohibited by the Hokie Handbook and it is a criminal offense in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Virginia Tech defines hazing as any mental or physical requirement, request, or obligation placed upon any person that could cause discomfort, pain, fright, disgrace, or injury; that is personally degrading; or that violates any federal, state, or local statute or university policy, the willingness of an individual to participate in such activity notwithstanding.

Some examples of hazing activities include:

  • sleep deprivation
  • humiliation
  • forced eating
  • acts of exertion
  • isolation from the group
  • acts of servitude
  • forced consumption of alcohol

If you or someone else is in danger, please contact the VT Police Department at (540)231-6411 or call 911 immediately.