What is Hazing?

The Ferris State University Code of Student Community Standards defines hazing as any conduct which subjects another person (whether physically, mentally, emotionally, or psychologically) to anything that may endanger, abuse, degrade, or intimidate the person as a condition of association with a group or organization regardless of the person’s consent.

Hazing is taken seriously at Ferris State University and the practice is prohibited by the University. If a student organization is found to haze its members, the organization faces penalties including removal from campus. Individual students may also face University judicial charges and sometimes criminal charges.

The Hazing Hotline is a proactive way for Ferris State University to deal with the problem of hazing. The Hazing Hotline is open to any student, faculty member, staff person, parent, or member of the community who has a concern regarding possible hazing.

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Hazing Hotline:   231.591.5300

If you think you are a victim of hazing or you know someone who is being hazed, place an anonymous call to the Hazing Hotline. Help keep Ferris State University safe by stopping this deadly tradition.

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You can also contact the following Ferris State University officials for additional information:

Department of Public Safety Mark Schuelke
231.591.5000 Interfraternity Advisor
Angie Roman  

Director of Student Leadership & Activities

Panhellenic Advisor

Erik Wessel  Matthew Chaney
Director of the Office of Student Conduct  Black Greek Council Advisor
231.591.3619  231.591.2617
Leroy Wright  
Dean of Student Life