Wellness Center tip: Hazing, recognizing consequences and healthy alternatives

It is an exciting time when student organizations welcome new members and begin activities. With this comes potential for initiation events which may include substance misuse, injury, or worse.

Why should hazing not happen? For one, it is illegal!

A logo for the Wellness Center with three people in a logo and words reading Body, Spirit and Mind.The following is take from Michigan Penal Code: 750.411t Hazing prohibited; violation; penalty; exceptions; certain defenses barred; definitions; section title. Sec. 411t.

New member events and inductions can be safe, healthy and build positive and effective relationships. The website StopHazing.org is an excellent resource for finding ideas that can be safe and fun, while also promoting togetherness within your organization. Have fun, do good, and always be safe!

If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse of alcohol or other substances, Detroit Mercy’s Wellness Center provides counseling and support free of charge to all students.

The Wellness Center is located on the McNichols Campus in West Quad, Room 104. It’s open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The office may be contacted at 313-993-1562 or by email at personalcounselingwc@udmercy.edu.

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