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Hazing Prevention Employee Course

“Hazing Prevention: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility” is a foundational, required online prevention and response course about hazing. 

At the University of Washington, we remain committed to fostering environments where you feel empowered to prevent hazing for students and employees. As a UW employee, you play a vital role in ensuring that all employees and students feel respected and valued throughout their time at UW. 

Throughout the course, you will learn the signs and dangers of hazing and how to report it on your respected campus. This course is relevant to all UW employees who have direct ongoing contact with students in a supervisory role or position of authority. 

Student employees will only complete the student course.

Access the employee course here:

”Hazing Prevention: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility” – Faculty & Staff Edition

Course FAQ’S

Click the Hazing Prevention link to be directed to the course. You must be a current UW student and use your UW NetId to sign in to the course platform. If you are experiencing challenges accessing the course, please email This email is monitored Monday through Friday, 9 am – 4 pm. We will attempt to respond within 24 hours.

The course should take employees 25 – 30 minutes to complete. Yes, you can complete the course in sections.

You can complete the course on a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Your device must be connected to Wi-Fi or the internet.

The course has many accessibility tools for those with disabilities. If you need additional support or tools to complete the program, please get in touch with

Completion Expectations FAQ’S

UW takes hazing prevention seriously and expects all employees to do the same. Sam’s Law (H.B. 1751) requires all higher education institutions in Washington to provide employees with an educational program on hazing and its dangers.

Later this year, your department head will get more information about penalties for not completing the course.

Yes, the training is a requirement for employees to be completed annually.

New employees must complete the course within 30 days of their hire date. Existing employees are required to complete this course within 45 days of their unit assignment date. More information will be provided in the summer.

You will be able to access your course completion documentation on your account. Please visit to log into your account to access your documentation.

Yes, this course is specific to the University of Washington and contains information every employee needs. This course may build on the information you have learned in other classes.

Student employees are required to complete the student version of this course. You are not required to complete both versions of the course. Please visit the Hazing Prevention student course for more information.

Hazing Reporting FAQ’s

According to Sam’s Law (H.B. 1751), employees who have received information or observed hazing behavior should report the incident at their first opportunity to do so. 

Sam’s Law defines employees as “…a person who is receiving wages from the institution of higher education and is in a position with direct ongoing contact with students in a supervisory role or position of authority….”

The term employee “…does not include a person employed as medical staff or with an affiliated organization, entity, or extension of a postsecondary educational institution, unless the employee has a supervisory role or position of authority over students.” Also, employee does not include confidential employees. 

If you need to report a hazing concern or allegation, please select your campus to direct you to the right form.




You may remain anonymous with your report; however, please provide the following information:

  • Time/Date – if possible
  • Location – if possible
  • Student(s) Involved – please provide a group or individual(s)
  • Description of Event – please provide as much detail as possible
  • Evidence – please upload any evidence you may have (i.e., pictures, text messages) 

Once you submit your report, our office will review the allegations and decide what to do next. 

Please provide students with the following resources to help them. 

Also, please encourage them to contact the Hazing Prevention and Response Specialist at

Sam’s Law (H.B. 1751) has an amnesty policy built in. The following is that policy:

“A person who witnesses hazing or has reasonable cause to believe hazing has occurred or will occur and makes a report in good faith may not be sanctioned or punished for the violation of hazing unless the person is directly engaged in the planning, direction, or act of hazing reported.”