Statistics on Hazing
- At present in the United States, 44 states have anti-hazing laws. Connecticut is one of the 44 states.
- Since 1970, there has been at least one hazing-related death on a college campus each year.
- The first recorded incident of hazing involving sexual abuse occurred in 1983. Other hazing incidents involving sexual intimidation, nudity or stimulation, have been increasing in their frequency since 1995.
- Among high school students, close to 25 percent of students reported being hazed when joining a sports team.
- Eighty two percent of deaths from hazing involve alcohol.
Additional information and resources can be found at: http://www.hazingprevention.org/.
Examples of Hazing
- Not allowing a group of members or individuals to sleep or eat
- Changing someone's appearance (i.e. forcing them to wear something or shaving their head)
- Name calling, insulting, or yelling at an individual or group
- Forcing an individual to use drugs or drink alcohol
- Physical abuse (i.e. spanking, paddling, or swatting)
- Forcing an individual to perform sexual acts
- Locking an individual or group in a confined space
- Prohibiting an individual or group from participating in any activity (i.e. going to school events, returning to their residence, or attending classes)
- Forcing individuals to do personal errands for other members