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Hazing Facts and Statistics

Information on hazing comes from the Initial Findings of the National Study of Student Hazing.

  • Hazing occurs in many types of student organizations, including varsity and club athletic teams, Greek organizations, and special-interest clubs.
  • 55% of college students involved in student organizations, sports, or activities experience hazing.
  • Almost half of students who experience hazing discuss the hazing with peers, and over one fourth discuss the hazing with family.
  • Hazing often goes unreported; 95% of students who experience hazing do not report it.
  • Hazing most often includes extreme alcohol consumption, humiliation, isolation, sleep- deprivation, and sex acts. 

Help a Friend

Tufts students can look out for each other. HazingPrevention.org identified several warning signs of hazing, including:

  • Sudden changes in behavior after joining an organization, club, or team
  • Desire to leave the organization, club, or team without giving any explanation
  • Weight-loss; exhaustion; or sudden changes in appetite, sleep habits, or appearance
  • Secrecy, avoidance, or stress surrounding new member activities
  • Unexplained injuries or illnesses

If you are concerned about a friend, you can report those concerns.

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