Yesterday a number of individuals from across the campus community received an anonymous email from an individual alleging the ongoing and escalating hazing behavior occurring across fraternities at Lehigh. Hazing is inconsistent with the values inherent in fraternities and sororities as well as the University. Lehigh University does not condone hazing among any students or student organizations. It is also a path to extinction for groups that cannot or will not cease such behavior, and has most recently resulted in the dissolution of an Greek-lettered organization with a long history on our campus.
We take such allegations very seriously, and work in partnership with the Lehigh University Police Department alongside the Office of Student Conduct and Community Expectations to investigate all reports of hazing. No different than any other report we may receive, we are looking into this matter and will do our due diligence on this front.
I invite you to learn more about the University's efforts to transform hazing cultures by developing an evidence base for effective hazing prevention as apart of the Hazing Prevention Consortium. I also invite you to learn more about our hazing prevention efforts.
Lastly, if you have experienced or witnessed hazing, there are a number of reporting mechanisms available to you. They include (1) Submitting an anonymous a hazing reporting form; (2) Contacting the anonymous National Hazing Hotline at 888-NOT-Haze; and (3) Calling LUPD at 610-758-4200. As a reminder, our ability to conduct a thorough investigation is severely halted when we receive a claim with no details. We ask that you please report any and all alleged hazing incidents immediately and with all details possible so that we can complete a full investigation.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs by phone at 610-758-4157 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.