Seattle Pacific University prohibits student organizations and their members from engaging individually or collectively in Hazing activities. The University promotes safety and accountability in its efforts to prevent and respond to Hazing incidents that occur both on and off campus. 

"Hazing" includes any act committed as part of a person's recruitment, initiation, pledging, admission into, or affiliation with a student organization, athletic team, or living group, or any pastime or amusement engaged in with respect to such an organization, athletic team, or living group that causes, or is likely to cause, bodily danger or physical harm, or serious psychological or emotional harm. 

Reporting Responsibilities

All SPU employees who are not considered confidential resources (pastoral counselors, mental health counselors and healthcare professionals) are required to report Hazing incidents to University Officials immediately. Reports of Hazing can be submitted using the Report a Concern form. 

In the event of an emergency, please call 911 for assistance if you are off campus, or 206.281.2911 if you are on campus.

Reports may be independently made to law enforcement.

Hazing Incident Reports

Beginning with the 2022-23 academic year, the University shall maintain and publicly report actual findings of violations by any student organization, athletic team, or living group of the University for violations of this Policy or federal or state laws related to hazing or offenses related to alcohol, drugs, sexual assault, or physical assault.


Policies and Authority

Hazing Prevention

Anti-Hazing Presentation, 2022

Report Hazing