In accordance with the Code of Virginia and “Adam’s Law” as passed in the 2022 Session of the General Assembly of Virginia, Virginia Wesleyan hosts required hazing prevention workshops for potential new members, new members, current members, and advisors of student organizations with new members.
The Virginia Wesleyan University Student Handbook defines hazing as an act that a reasonable person would consider endangering to one’s physical or mental wellness. It is often, but not exclusively, associated with admission, involvement, association, or continued membership in a group, team, or organization. Hazing may include humiliation, intimidation, and/or demeaning treatment. It may also involve alcohol, drugs, or other substances.
Virginia Wesleyan maintains and publicly reports actual findings of violations of the University’s Student Conduct Code or of federal or state laws pertaining to hazing that are reported to campus authorities or local law enforcement. Findings of hazing violations after July 1, 2022 can be found here.
If you see something, say something.
Students, faculty, staff, alumni and other individuals have a responsibility to report hazing to the University. Your reporting resources are listed below:
Marlin Nation’s Hands Don’t Haze Hazing Prevention Workshop
If you’re interested in joining a Greek or Student Organization, a new member, or a current member you are required to complete the Hazing Prevention workshop before actively participating in meetings, gatherings or events.