Dying to Belong: The Dangers of Hazing

Starting out in college can be scary even under the best of circumstances—new people, new professors, and new course material make college a particularly daunting phase in education. But when other students go out of their way to make starting out at college even more intimidating, things can begin to escalate much too quickly. While [...]

Starting out in college can be scary even under the best of circumstances—new people, new professors, and new course material make college a particularly daunting phase in education. But when other students go out of their way to make starting out at college even more intimidating, things can begin to escalate much too quickly. While instances of hazing have always occurred, dating back to the earliest days of college history, in recent years hazing tactics seem to have become more violent, aggressive, and sometimes, deadly. While hazing tends to be most common among members of the Greek system, or those on an athletic team, hazing can and does occur to a wide variety of new students. And while some hazing can seem friendly and harmless, some hazing tactics can be terrifying. Even though many colleges have begun to enforce strict anti-hazing rules, huge numbers of students still report either witnessing, partaking in, or being the victim of a variety of hazing rituals. Among extreme cases of hazing, the effects can range from psychologically damaging to physically harmful. The following infographic takes a look at some of the stats and facts around hazing, as well as some of the surprising details on just how dangerous it can be.

Embed the image below on your site and Include Attribution to EducationNews.org

Hazing Infographic

Embed the image above on your site and Include Attribution to EducationNews.org

Monday

Career Index

Plan your career as an educator using our free online datacase of useful information.

View All

On Twitter

RT @randahendricks: OK, brilliant fellow educators, please share with me all the great ways you're using #GoogleClassroom. 1,2,3,GO! #sscha

11 minutes ago

$10k degrees in Iowa? If Gov Branstad gets his way, they'll be an option http://t.co/CAWfzys0EY #highered #edchat #education

5 hours ago

New study of attendance in CA shows black students more likely to be truant than homeless kids http://t.co/BmeMDZBuAE #edchat #education

5 hours ago

On Facebook

Recent News