Membership and participation in these groups can lead to lasting friendships, rewarding leadership opportunities, and greater sense of community. Entry into some of these groups may involve formal or informal initiation rites, but none should require abuse as a rite to membership.
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Initiation Practices and Hazing
Although initiation practices can help new members become part of a group, they should not involve hazing. Hazing takes various forms, but typically involves endangering the physical health of an individual or causing mental and/or emotional distress through humiliation, intimidation, or demeaning treatment. Sometimes hazing involves pressure to drink alcohol. Being hazed is serious and can have a significant effect on one's physical and emotional health. If you or someone you know is being hazed, don’t be afraid to use Colgate’s resources for assistance and/or submit a report. REPORT AN INCIDENT