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Report Hazing

According to law, a person can commit a hazing offense not only by engaging in a hazing activity but also by soliciting, directing, encouraging, aiding, or attempting to aid another in hazing; by intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly allowing hazing to occur; or by failing to report in writing to Student Affairs (formerly Office of Student Life) firsthand knowledge that a hazing incident is planned or has occurred. The fact that a person consented to or acquiesced in a hazing activity is not a defense to prosecution for hazing under the law. The penalty for failure to report hazing activities is a fine not to exceed $2,000, up to 180 days in jail, or both. 

Report Hazing in Writing

Student Affairs
Student Conduct and Community Standards
210-458-4720
or visit their office
Student Union 2.02.18
for more information, please see the Student Code of Conduct


Hazing Violations

Student Organizations that are found to have violated the Student Code of Conduct in terms of hazing will be sanctioned. The Student Organization Discipline process can be found in the Student Organization Relationship Statement under Section 7 (Policies). The severity of the sanctions will depend on many factors (the type of hazing activities, the duration of those activities, the number of members involved, how far back in the history of the organization does the activity go and the attitude and cooperation of the members). The range of sanctions include:

  • Letter of Reprimand
  • Probation
  • Require restitution, educational seminars, and/or community service
  • Suspend the organization's rights
  • Suspend or cancel the organization's registration for a defined period of time
  • Bar future registration of the organization
  • Deferred suspension/cancellation of the organization's registration

Individual students that participate in hazing activities can also face sanctions. Again, the severity of the sanction will depend on many factors. The individuals at most risk are the leaders and anyone that organizes or leads the activities. A full listing of possible sanctions can be found in the Student Code of Conduct under Section 301 and 302 (http://www.utsa.edu/infoguide/appendices/b.cfm). The list of sanctions include:

  • Disciplinary warning
  • Disciplinary probation
  • Withholding of grades, official transcript, or degree
  • Bar against readmission or drop from current enrollment
  • Restitution or reimbursement for damage to or misappropriation of institutional or system property
  • Suspension of rights and privileges
  • Failing grade
  • Disciplinary warning
  • Suspension
  • Expulsion
  • Educational programs
  • Revocation of degree, denial of degree, and/or withdrawal of diploma
  • Deferral of penalty
  • Other penalty as deemed appropriate under the circumstances

Gamma Beta-The chapter was placed on disciplinary probation through May 2021.  They were found to have failed to report hazing activities and the planning of hazing activities to the Dean of Students or designee and they set up guidelines for new members that impacted health and safety.  When challenged on the guidelines, the chapter changed the members’ organization status.
Sigma Pi -The organization was placed on disciplinary probation beginning May 2019 through August 2020. The organization is not in good standing with the University during this time. The organization must also complete several educational activities. The organization was found to have committed the following violations: Failure to report hazing activities and the planning of hazing activities to the Dean of Students or designee, directing pledges to consume alcoholic beverages, requiring pledges to wear a specific uniform and when pledges were out of uniform they were required to dress in costumes, and requiring pledges to drink at a retreat after answering questions incorrectly.