Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Reporting Hazing

A hazing incident may be reported to Student Conduct by anyone: a person who was directly affected by the activity, a person who was involved in the incident; faculty, 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, report the incident immediately to Student Conduct and/or the police.

When reporting, please be prepared to provide the following information as best as you can:

  • What is the name of the organization that you are reporting for acts of hazing?
  • When did the event(s) occur?
  • Where did the event(s) take place?
  • What time of day did the event(s) occur?
  • Who was involved in this event? 
  • Are there any other people that either were present or can corroborate the information you are providing?  Please provide their names and contact information (if available).
  • How did you become aware of the event(s)?
  • Please describe the event(s) in as much detail as possible.
  • Please provide any documentation or photographs you may have.
  • Your name, phone number, and e-mail address

Anonymous Reporting

You may submit this form anonymously.

Without contact information, we are unable to provide you with a response.

Please consider using the anonymous reporting option offered by the Office of University Compliance and Integrity. That system allows users – without disclosing their name or other identifiable information – to follow-up on a report to read the university’s response or to provide additional information. Click here for a direct link to this reporting option or copy the following URL into your browser’s address bar: https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/media/en/gui/7689/index.html

You may report incidents of hazing in several ways:

  1. Complete the Hazing Incident Reporting Form and return it to Student Conduct.
  2. Call Student Conduct at 614-292-0748.
  3. Contact University Police at 614-292-2121. You may be directed to contact Columbus Police if the incident occurred off campus.

You may also request a meeting with a Student Conduct investigator without providing personally identifying information. Please call 614-292-0748 and request a "Witness Meeting" and state you wish to scheudle without providing your name. Our investigator will meet with you, explain the investigation process, and if you wish to proceed the investgiator will record the information you share without including identifying information. This meeting can take place in-person or over the phone.