Longwood University is committed to the belief that abusive behavior, harassment and assault does not build character, does not build leadership skills, and does not foster group loyalty or unity.
Hazing is an abuse of power and relationships, and its purpose is to demean others.
Hazing is defined as any action taken or situation created intentionally, whether on or off Longwood property, by either fraternity/sorority organizations, student clubs/organizations, athletic teams, individual students or student groups, to produce mental or physical discomfort, endangerment of life, embarrassment, harassment, intimidation, or ridicule. Willingness to engage in any hazing activity does not render the Anti-Hazing Policy unenforceable
All members of student clubs, organizations, and athletic teams must indicate each year that they have read the Anti-Hazing Policy.
The Anti-Hazing Policy includes information on designing new member activities, campus resources, and what to do if one is a victim of hazing.