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Resources and Statistics

Alternatives to Hazing

Response Ability - "The notion that too many of our members sit idly by while our members and students on campus allow some of the most atrocious behaviors to go unchecked is inexplicable. With all due respect, please don't be one of the "bystanders" not doing anything."

Reporting Hazing

What to Report:

  • The name of the team/organization you are reporting for the acts of hazing.
  • When did the event(s) occur?
  • Where did the event(s) take place?
  • What time of day did the event(s) occur?
  • Who was involved in the event(s)?
  • How did you become aware of the event(s)?
  • Describe the event(s) in as much detail as possible.
  • Name and contact information. (optional, will be used only for follow up information)


  • 1.5 million high school students are hazed each year; 47% of students came to college already having experienced hazing.
  • 55% of college students involved in clubs, teams and organizations experience hazing.
  • Alcohol consumption, humiliation, isolation, sleep-deprivation, and sexual acts are hazing practices common across all types of student groups.
  • 40% of athletes who reported being involved in hazing behaviors report that a coach or advisor was aware of the activity; 22% report that the coach was involved. 
  • 2 in 5 students say they are aware of hazing taking place on their campus. More than 1 in 5 report that they witnessed hazing personally.
  • In 95% of cases where students identified their experience as hazing, they did not report the events to campus officials.
  • Nine out of ten students who have experienced hazing behavior in college do not consider themselves to have been hazed. 
  • 36% of students say they would not report hazing primarily because "there's no one to tell," and 27% feel that adults won't handle it right.
  • As of February 12, 2010, the number of recorded hazing/pledging/rushing-related deaths in fraternities and sororities stands at 96 - 90 males and 6 females. *
  • 82% of deaths from hazing involve alcohol.
Data taken from the the national study Hazing in View: Students at Risk conducted by Elizabeth Allan, Ph.D. and Mary Madden, Ph.D. from the University of Maine. The full report of both the pilot and complete national study are available at: HazingStudy.Org.

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