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Lourdes University promotes student engagement in student organizations, athletic teams, and other student groups as it enhances the student life experience and contributes to positive outcomes. Lourdes is dedicated to ensuring the University is a safe environment free from all forms of hazing.

All members of the University community, including students, faculty, staff, volunteers, guests, and visitors, are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. Lourdes has a zero tolerance policy for hazing.  Zero tolerance means that when an allegation of misconduct is brought to an appropriate administrator’s attention, protective and other remedial measures will be used to reasonably ensure that such conduct ends, is not repeated, and the effects on the individual whose rights have been violated as well as the effects on the community are remedied, including serious sanctions when a responding party is found to have violated University policy.

Duty to Report Hazing

Immediately upon learning of potential hazing, all Lourdes University employees (including students), volunteers, advisors, consultants, and alumni have a duty to report any alleged violation of hazing. Each mandated reporter must report to the university and law enforcement.

Reporting can be done in multiple ways:

Hazing Definition

Hazing is defined by Ohio law as “doing any act or coercing another, including the victim, to do any act of initiation into any student or other organization or any act to continue or reinstate membership in or affiliation with any student or other organization that causes or creates a substantial risk of causing mental or physical harm to any person, including coercing another to consume alcohol or a drug of abuse.”

Past Incidents

In accordance with Ohio Law, Lourdes University will post the past five years of incidents.

January 2023 Hazing Violations Report


If you’ve experience hazing or think you may have experienced hazing, reach out for support.

Nina Wright
Associate Dean for Student Engagement and Student Success
(419) 517-8413
St. Clare Hall 143


HazingPrevention.Org is a national nonprofit dedicated to empowering people to prevent hazing. The goal is to educate people about the dangers of hazing, advocate for change, and engage the community in strategies to prevent hazing.
StopHazing’s mission is to promote safe and inclusive school, campus, and organizational environments through research, resource sharing, and the development of data-driven strategies for hazing prevention and the promotion of positive group climates.

Sophia Counseling Center 
Lourdes University’s Counseling Services office located in The Sophia Center, is available to all registered students. Counseling Services offers individual counseling, support services, resource information, and referral assistance for community services.