Report Hazing

How to report an incident involving bias or hate at UW-Madison.

Hazing is incompatible with the values and standards of the University of Wisconsin-Madison community. It is for the university to establish if the activity in question meets the above standard. Hazing activity is considered a violation of the Student Conduct Code and Wisconsin State Law.

Report an incident


Hazing is considered to be any activity that is expected of someone joining or participating in a group where that activity humiliates, degrades, abuses or endangers them regardless of a person’s willingness to participate.

  • Requiring servitude
  • Taking cell phones or other devices
  • Requiring use of alcohol
  • Not allowing attendance at class or other academic functions
  • Requiring activities that are designed to create excessive fatigue
  • Making individuals consume vile substances
  • Requiring individuals to smear substances on skin
  • Locking individuals in a room or otherwise preventing them from leaving
  • Requiring apparel that would typically be considered in poor taste or humiliating


The university will investigate all reports submitted to the extent possible. Be advised that the submission of anonymous reports severely limits the university’s ability to investigate and respond to report of hazing. We encourage individuals to include their name and contact information when submitting a report so that the university can investigate more thoroughly. Individuals who submit their name should understand that their name would be part of the record shared in any conduct process.


Student Conduct Code

Chapter 17.09 (5)

Hazing Research and Prevention

Stop Hazing

State Law



Dean’s Office Contacts

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Office of Student Assistance and Support
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500 Lincoln Drive Madison, WI 53706-1380

Monday-Friday: 8:30am - 11:30am, 1pm - 4pm during Summer

After Hours Contacts

Crisis response:
Call Mental Health Services
608-265-5600 (option 9)
Dial 911 for immediate help from the
UW Police Department
UWPD Non-emergency line: 608-264-2677