MIT's Hazing Policy
The MIT Hazing Policy
defines hazing as any action or activity that causes or intends to cause physical or mental discomfort or distress that may demean, degrade, or disgrace any person, regardless of location, intent, or consent of participants, for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in a group organization, or living community. MIT both enforces Massachusetts State Law regarding hazing and has established its own more specific policy on hazing.
Outreach and Prevention
The Hazing Prevention and Education Committe (HPEC) is composed of OSC, Alcohol and Other Drug Services, the FSILG Office, Residential Life, Athletics, IFC, Panhellenic, SAAC, and a variety of other student groups and departments in order to prevent hazing. HPEC is responsible for the HazeFree MIT initiative. Check our more information on the HazeFree MIT website.
HPEC gives awards for innovative programs to prevent hazing, sponsors activities during Hazing Awareness Week, and conducts bystander intervention trainings related to hazing. OSC staff is available to come speak to groups about MIT's hazing policy and hazing prevention tactics.
Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to report hazing to MIT when they become aware of it.MIT Hazing Reporting Form