If your group would like help thinking through your initiation practices please contact or the AODHRI Office to schedule a conversation.

You can read more about the impact of initiation practices here.


Hazing is prohibited by state law in Connecticut. Yale policy, as outlined in the Undergraduate Regulations, goes beyond these state laws. In its definition of hazing, Yale’s policy prohibits any actions that “…intimidate, denigrate, or humiliate third parties…” who witness hazing activities. Yale’s policy makes clear that both individuals (officers and members) and organizations with any level of involvement in these behaviors “will be held responsible for hazing violations.

Quiet Hours

All residential areas of the university abide by the following quiet hours:
  • Sunday-Thursday 11pm-8am
  • Friday-Saturday 1am-8am