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If you’ve identified something you think may be hazing:

  1. Ask
    Be direct and ask! Don’t automatically assume something is hazing. Clarifying questions can help determine if a behavior is hazing or self expression.
  2. Trust your gut
    Even if someone says they are not being hazed, if you still have concerns, move forward with responding. Remember that hazing occurs even if a person wants to participate.
  3. Respond
    Vols Speak Up! Staying silent puts your fellow Vols at risk. Silence only encourages the behavior to continue.
    • Did you know you can report hazing anonymously? 
    • Be sure to include as much detail as possible. You can include pictures, screenshots, and video.
    • Report hazing
    • Need tips on speaking up? 


Are you or someone you know being hazed?

Hazing can affect people in many different ways including: anger, confusion, betrayal, fear, resentment, embarrassment, humiliation, hopelessness, helplessness, anxiety and/or depression. If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these feelings, contact 865-974-HELP or complete the HELP referral form.

Know that you are not alone and there are resources to support you.