(817) 257-HAZE(4293) - REPORT HAZING!
The TCU Anti-Hazing Hotline connects to a dedicated voice mailbox in our Vice Chancellor's office. The Vice Chancellor will monitor the anti-hazing hotline on a regular basis and will forward
all messages to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.
Texas Christian University defines hazing as any action taken, or situation created intentionally, whether on or off the campus, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule. Such activities and situations include any act of personal servitude; paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue; physical and psychological shocks; quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips or any other such activities; late work sessions which interfere with scholastic activities; and any other activities which are not consistent with the regulations and polices of TCU.
Actions and Activities Which Are Explicitly Prohibited by the Texas Christian University Include But Are Not Limited to the Following:
- Forcing, requiring or endorsing pledges/associates /new members to drink alcohol or any other substance and/or providing such alcohol or other substance;
- The unauthorized or illegal use of alcohol in any form or quantity during a new member activity;
- Dropping food into mouths;
- The eating of spoiled foods or anything an individual refuses to eat;
- Calisthenics, such as sit-ups, push-ups and runs;
- Causing excessive fatigue through physical and psychological shocks;
- Paddle swats of any nature;
- Pushing, shoving or tackling or any other physical abuse;
- Line-ups of any nature;
- Throwing anything (whipped cream, garbage, water, paint, ect.) at an individual;
- Theft of property under any circumstances;
- Assigning or endorsing “pranks” such as stealing, harassing other organizations;
- Defacing trees, grounds or buildings;
- Conducting new member related activity between the hours of midnight and 8 a.m. or awaking individuals during these hours;
- Permitting less than eight continuous hours of sleep for new members each night;
- Engaging in unauthorized activity which involves compelling an individual or group to remain at a certain place or transporting anyone anywhere, within or outside the City of Fort Worth (road trips, kidnaps, ect.);
- Conducting unauthorized quests, string hunts, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, paddle hunts, big sister or little sister hunts;
- Conducting activities which do not allow adequate time for study during pre-initiation or initiation periods;
- Expecting participation in an activity that the full members do not do;
- Expecting participation in an activity that the full members will not do;
- Deceiving new members prior to the ritual designed to convince a new member that he/she will not be initiated or will be hurt;
- Requiring new members to “march” in formation;
- Carrying items;
- Publicly wearing apparel which is conspicuous and not “normally” in good taste;
- Yelling and screaming at new members;
- Calling new members demeaning names;
- Playing extremely loud music or music repeated over and over or any other audible harassment;
- Not permitting new members to talk for extended periods of time;
- Engaging in public stunts of buffoonery, public displays or greetings to active members or new members;
- Requiring or encouraging new member to talk for extended periods of time;
- Nudity at any time;
- Members messing up the house or a room fro the new member to clean;
- New members messing up the house;
- Running personal errands (servitude);
- Forcing, requiring or endorsing new members to violate any University or national/international fraternity and sorority policy or any local, state, or federal law.
To report or discuss any form of hazing, please call (817) 275-HAZE(4293).