before engaging in activity that may be hazing:
- Would I feel comfortable participating in this activity if my parents were watching?
- Would we get in trouble if the Dean of Students walked by?
- Am I being asked to keep these activities a secret?
- Am I doing anything illegal?
- Does participation violate my values or those of my organization?
- Is it causing emotional distress or stress of any kind to myself or others?
- If someone were injured, would I feel comfortable being investigated by the insurance carrier?
- When I apply for jobs, can I take the onus of having a criminal arrest on my record?
Herndon injury lawyer Doug Landau is a champion for the injured. Both as an attorney and as the father of four children, he takes hazing very seriously. As his youngest child is a student at College of William & Mary (W&M) in Williamsburg, VA, Landau was impressed by the school’s robust anti-hazing campaign.
Visit the W&M website to read a comprehensive list of specific behaviors that constitute hazing.