Confidential Hazing Reporting Form

GW has a zero tolerance policy for hazing. Hazing is not only against the law, but it is also against the values of the university. A hazing incident may be reported to GW by anyone: a person who was directly affected by the activity, a person who was involved in the incident; staff, parents, friends, or community members; or anyone who is generally concerned about a student or group. If you have witnessed or have knowledge of a possible hazing incident, please report the incident immediately. Our ability to investigate hazing incidents depends on the accuracy and specificity of the information you provide. You are encouraged to provide as much detail as possible so that appropriate action can be taken to address the behavior.

Hazing is defined as any action taken or situation created, intentionally, with or without consent, whether on or off campus, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. Such activities and situations include but are not limited to paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue; physical and psychological shocks; quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips, or any other such activities carried on outside the confines of the house or organization; wearing, publicly, apparel that is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; and any other activities which are not consistent with the academic mission of the University. Groups and organizations will be held responsible for the actions of their members including pledges, associates, and any other pre-initiates. GW Student Code of Conduct

This form is to submit concerns regarding to hazing.  To submit a concern about behavior that is not hazing related, please visit the Policy Violation Reporting Form.

To send a report, complete the fields below. If you choose to give your contact information, that information will remain confidential. However, if you choose to not submit contact information it will be much more difficult for incidents to be investigated.  Your identity will not be disclosed to the individuals or groups in question.


By submitting this form, you certify that the information is accurate and truthful to your knowledge.

WARNING: False reports impede the ability of GW to meaningfully conduct investigations of legitimate hazing incidents. Knowingly submitting a false report of hazing or misuse of this university form will result in disciplinary action under the Student Code of Conduct.


This report is sent to staff in the Center for Student Engagement and the Office of Students Rights and Responsibilities.