Hazing is a hidden problem . . .
Why this site exists
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 West Virginia Wesleyan College, we believe that it is important to examine these practices explicitly in an attempt to overcome the secrecy that perpetuates them.
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 West Virginia Wesleyan 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.
Things you should know about hazing
Hazing is a violation of West Virginia Wesleyan College policy and West Virginia State law.
Hazing takes various forms, but typically involves physical risks or mental distress through, for example, humiliating, intimidating, or demeaning treatment.
Hazing can cause significant harm to individuals, groups and the college.
Hazing has occurred in fraternities, sororities, athletic teams, performance groups, and other organizations.
Groups that haze often view it as positive and necessary.
Groups that haze can achieve the positive outcomes they seek from hazing through non-hazing means.