Hazing Statistics, Data and Facts

Hazing in Fraternities and Sororities

In the 2008 National Study, 73% of students involved in social fraternities or sororities experienced behaviors meeting the definition of hazing in order to join or maintain membership in their group. The most common hazing behaviors included participating in a drinking game (53%); singing or chanting in public in a situation that is not a related event, game, or practice (31%); drinking large amounts of alcohol to the point of getting sick or passing out (26%); being awakened at night by other members (19%); and being yelled, screamed, or cursed at by other members (18%).


Hazing in Athletics

In the 2008 National Study, 74% of students involved in varsity athletics programs experienced behaviors meeting the definition of hazing in order to join or maintain membership on their team. The most common hazing behaviors included participating in a drinking game (47%); singing or chanting in public in a situation that is not a related event, game, or practice (27%); drinking large amounts of a non-alcoholic beverage (24%); drinking large amounts of alcohol to the point of getting sick or passing out (23%); and being screamed, yelled, or cursed at by other members (21%).

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