Longwood University is committed to the belief that abusive behavior, harassment and assault does not build character, does not build leadership skills, and does not foster group loyalty or unity.
Hazing is an abuse of power and relationships, and its purpose is to demean others.
Hazing is defined as any action taken or situation created intentionally, whether on or off Longwood property, by either fraternity/sorority organizations, student clubs/organizations, athletic teams, individual students or student groups, to produce mental or physical discomfort, endangerment of life, embarrassment, harassment, intimidation, or ridicule. Willingness to engage in any hazing activity does not render the Anti-Hazing Policy unenforceable
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life manages a Hazing Hotline. The Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life or Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life check the hotline voice mail each Monday-Friday. If an incident occurs over the weekend, persons are encouraged to contact the Longwood University Police 434.395.2091.
When incidents are reported, the office of Fraternity and Sorority Life will gather information and make referrals to the Office of Student Conduct and Integrity.