Anti-Hazing Initiatives at Miami

Simply put, hazing can be described as any incident or activity that may or may not cause mental or physical harm to a student looking to join an organization. Informal and unofficial acts of initiation such as ‘Hell Week’ are strictly prohibited.

Hazing violates the Miami University Code of Student Conduct, Ohio state law, and the policies of EVERY fraternity and sorority recognized by Miami University. Violation of these policies and laws can only be enforced when reported to the university.

Hazing is not about ‘earning your way in’ or ‘building loyalty and teamwork.’ It is about exerting control over another human being.

Love, Mom & Dad:Turning Tragedy into Progress

Presented on November 11, 2018 to over 750 in-person attendees and an additional 400 plus virtual viewers, this program was an emotional presentation which covered the lives of Timothy Piazza, Max Gruver, and Marquise Braham, three young men whose lives were tragically cut short due to the impacts of hazing. The parents of these students shared their stories with our Miami students. The goal of this keynote presentation was to shift the culture within our fraternity community to one that prides itself on tradition and the values set forth by generations of fraternity and sorority students.

Watch the live recording of the program here:

CLICK HERE to learn about other programs held along with this keynote.

Report Hazing

Hazing Incidents
If you've been the victim of a hazing incident or have knowledge of alleged hazing activity, email us at

This program provides a confidential and anonymous method for reporting illegal or unethical conduct that violates Miami's policies. For more information, see Confidential Reporting.

Office of Community Standards Incident Reporting Form
Links to incident reporting forms used by the Office of Community Standards 

National Hazing Hotline
Monitored by a Cincinnati law firm, callers may remain anonymous when using this system. Reports of suspected hazing are relayed to the national fraternity or sorority that may be involved. Call 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293).