Campus Life

Hazing Prevention

While being part of a campus group can be one of the most meaningful aspects of student life, hazing is a hidden and serious problem that undermines the value of these experiences for many individuals. Although hazing is not unique to Illinois College, we are committed to educating our community about the issues of hazing and its impact on student life.
Who this site is for?
This site is a resource for students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents and others interested in learning about hazing within student groups at Illinois College. Since hazing is a national problem that occurs in high schools, colleges, and other settings, this information may be useful to visitors as well.
Illinois College’s Definition of Hazing
We define hazing as any action taken or situation created, intentionally, whether on or off campus, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule.

 "Members of the Illinois College community have, and will continue to, take a firm stand against any behavior and activities defined as hazing. Hazing is an illegal and unacceptable way to develop friendships and build meaningful groups. Illinois College encourages and empowers each student to celebrate excellence and quality friendships in ways that reflect integrity, encouragement and genuine concern for one another!"
- Dr. Malinda Carlson, Vice-President of Student Affairs / Dean of Students


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