Hazing includes any action or situation (e.g. initiation ceremony, ritual, challenge or other activity) with or without the consent of participants, for the purpose of admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for, continued membership or acceptance into a group (e.g. club, team, hall, society). Hazing activities may be intentional or unintentional and may cause or are likely to cause humiliation, discomfort, embarrassment, abuse or physical and or emotional harm to any individual or group.
Assistance at Monash University
Staff from the Safer Community Unit can give sound advice and support, including early identification of the behaviour, risk assessment and management strategies to:
- avoid victimisation and bring an end to the behaviour
- preserve evidence
- protect personal information and personal safety.
Advice can be given on intervention order applications when required.
Where necessary, the Safer Community Unit can take action to reduce risk, including investigation and escalation to formal University processes. We can provide referrals to support services, including counselling, Victoria Police, Legal Aid and the Registrar of the Magistrates Court.
The Counselling Service provides counselling and assistance.
Available to students and staff after-hours for those who can't access face-to-face counselling.
Free legal advice for the community.
Immediate attendance to incidents on campus.