National Study of Student Hazing

Through the vision and efforts of many, the National Study of Student Hazing (Examining and Transforming Campus Hazing Cultures) fills a major gap in the research and extends the breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding about hazing.

Led by University of Maine researchers Elizabeth Allan and Mary Madden, the study was supported by more than 30 project partners. The North American Interfraternal Foundation (NIF) was a key sponsor, arranging for the participation of the other partners including the NCAA.

Through the vision and efforts of many, this study fills a major gap in the research and extends the breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding about hazing. Ten initial findings are described in the report and include:

  • More than half of college students involved in clubs, teams, and organizations experience hazing.
  • Nearly half (47%) of students have experienced hazing prior to coming to college.
  • Alcohol consumption, humiliation, isolation, sleep-deprivation, and sex acts are hazing practices common across student groups.

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