Hazing Prevention and Education
BGSU seeks to promote a safe environment so members of our learning community may participate in experiences and activities without compromising their health, well-being, dignity and/or rights. Hazing can cause irreparable harm to victims, victims’ families and the University community. BGSU has zero tolerance for any form of hazing.
A Community of Care
As a community, we can all play a role in creating a safe space and healthy environment for one another. Each member of our BGSU community, including our students, faculty, staff, parents and families, must work together to eradicate hazing. With the passage of Collin’s Law, there are elevated criminal sanctions for hazing activity and mandates reporting to law enforcement. If you have a concern about hazing activities or behaviors of concern, report it through one of the following options:
- Report to law enforcement: Call 911 or 419-372-2346.
- Report to the 24/7 hazing reporting line: Call 419-372-HAZE (4293).
- Report through See it. Hear it. Report it.
- Report in person to the Office of the Dean of Students: Bowen-Thompson Student Union 301
- Report to Human Resources: Call 419-372-8421.
- Report to Parent and Family Connections: Call 419-372-0438 or email email@example.com.
BGSU recognizes individuals may be reluctant to report hazing activity due to a fear of potential consequences for their own conduct. Therefore, students who make a report under this Policy or who participate in an investigation related to this Policy will not be charged with other minor University Policy violations that are brought to light in the course of the investigation that arose out of, or were committed as a direct result of, the incident(s) under investigation as long as those behaviors do not represent a threat to the health, safety, or well-being of others.
- Bystander Intervention
- Bystander intervention is the act of assisting someone in an emergency or non-emergency situation, which ranges from talking to a friend who appears to be depressed to helping someone who is being abused in some way. You never know when you may find yourself in need of assistance, so why not pay it forward and become an active bystander!
- Love, Mom and Dad: Turning Tragedy into Progress
- The Anti-Hazing Coalition hosted a live nationwide presentation and discussion on Sunday, March 21, 2021. The AHC parents presented a program via Zoom and live on Facebook to share their sons’ stories and educate current students about hazing prevention. The program included Q&A with the parents.
- Hazing Prevention.Org
- A national leader in hazing prevention, HazingPrevention.Org teaches colleges, universities, schools, clubs, teams, and other groups to move beyond punishment to create a culture that stops hazing before it starts.
- Stop Hazing.Org
- StopHazing is a trailblazer in hazing research and the leader in data-driven strategies that support safe and welcoming school, campus, and organizational climates.
Presidential Working Group on Anti-Hazing Efforts
On April 2, 2021, following the tragic death of Stone Foltz resulting from an event that was later determined to be hazing, President Rodney Rogers announced the appointment of a presidential working group to build a framework for Bowling Green State University’s anti-hazing efforts. The Presidential Working Group on Anti-Hazing Efforts has built its report and recommendations upon the Inter-University Council of Presidents’ Anti-Hazing Principles as well as the recommendations made by Dyad Strategies. Recommendations were made based on four overarching themes:
- Policy Development and Implementation
- Reporting and Response
- Education and Prevention
- Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) and the Office of Student Engagement
Updated: 05/09/2023 01:47PM