In the case of an emergency situation:
- Call 911
- Call Villanova University Public Safety: 610-519-4444
- Click here to report hazing.
If someone isn’t sure whom to talk to, connecting with a Villanova staff member is a good place to start. Phone calls to Student Life or Public Safety are welcome for information on how to support a friend or loved one following a hazing incident.
Although the University encourages a Complainant to talk with someone directly, the University does provide an anonymous on-line reporting option, Ethics Point.
Please understand that under certain circumstances, the University may have an obligation to act upon the information you provide even if you request that the University take no action beyond recording the incident. For example, the University will need to investigate situations that may threaten the safety of individuals or the Villanova community.
The University is committed to protecting the privacy of all individuals involved in a hazing report. In conducting an appropriate investigation, University investigators and administrators are sensitive to the desire of individuals for privacy. However, to conduct an effective investigation it is often necessary to share details which may compromise confidentiality. If the University is able to honor the request for confidentiality, the Complainant must understand that Villanova's ability to meaningfully investigate the incident and pursue disciplinary action may be limited. The Complainant is always free to decide whether and how she/he wants to be involved in the investigation and disciplinary process, if any, that follows.