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Dr. Susan Lipkins

OUR MISSION: To provide methods of prevention and intervention in hazing; to explain the psychology of hazing in high school, college, the military, and the workplace. Educational information is included for use in anti-hazing initiatives among fraternities, sororities, teams, and other groups.

What is hazing? Hazing is a process, based on a tradition that is used by groups for discipline and to maintain the hierarchy (i.e., a pecking order).

Where does hazing occur? Hazing occurs in middle and high schools, as well as in colleges, the military and on the job. It occurs all over the United States and throughout the world.

Who is involved in hazing? All kinds of people are hazed. Hazing is not a function of race. Hazing is not a function of socioeconomic class. Hazing occurs among people of all educational levels.

When does hazing happen? Hazing occurs throughout the year, though there is often an increase at the beginning of the semester and at the beginning of an athletic season.

Why do people haze? There are many complex psychological reasons. Check out "the blueprint of hazing" and "The Perfect Storm" to really understand why hazing has continued since ancient times.

How Has Hazing Changed? In the past ten years, hazing has become more violent, more humiliating, and more sexual. Hazardous hazing is a virus that has attacked our youth and is spreading quickly.

Dr. Lipkins, a psychologist for 25 years, has interviewed everyone involved in a hazing, including victims, bystanders and perpetrators. She has also studied the families, coaches and communities which have been affected by hazing. As an author and speaker, Lipkins illustrates why hazing survives, how it is transmitted, and what you can do to stop it.

Please contact her for interviews, speaking engagements, to share your story or to ask questions.

Dr. Susan Lipkins
14 Vanderventer Avenue, Suite 147
Port Washington, NY 11050
516-944-3786
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Appearances by Dr. Lipkins

Oprah, Dr. Phil, Katie, and more...

 

Bucks County Courier Times
High school hazing: 'It's not an isolated problem'
October 24, 2014

 

CNN
Everyone Needs to Take Responsibility
October 21, 2014

 

ESPN-Outside the Lines
Sayreville Hazing
October 16, 2014

 

WSJ.com
Sayreville Hazing Scandal Opens Old Wound for Long Island Community
October 16, 2014

 

MSNBC / News Nation
Sayreville Hazing
October 13, 2014

 

nj.com
Sayreville Hazing
October 10, 2014

 

 

CNN Tonight
Sayreville Football Hazing
October 9, 2014

 

greenvilleonline.com
Expert: Dangerous Hazing on the Rise
September 26, 2014

 

abcnews.go.com
Miss America Responds to Sorority Hazing Allegations
September 24, 2014

 

Inside Edition
Effects of Hazing Live Long After College
September 23, 2014

 

wfdd.org/Kathryn Mobley
Changing The Hazing Culture
September 24, 2014

 

wosu.org/Ann Fisher
Ohio State Marching Band Culture
Interview w/Dr. Lipkins
July 25, 2014

 

Today Show/NBC
Bullied kids more likely to bring weapons to school
Interview w/Dr. Lipkins
May 4, 2014

 

Today Show/NBC
YikYak: new bully technique
Interview w/Dr. Lipkins
April 30, 2014

 

detroitnews.com
Opinions + Editorial
SAE 'no pledge' policy a positive step
by Dr. Lipkins
March 19, 2014

 

npr.com
Health News
Of Cigs and Selfies
Interview w/Dr. Lipkins
March 10, 2014

 

Fox Network
Fox and Friends
School Throws Party for "A" Students
Interview w/Dr. Lipkins
February 5, 2014

CBC News / Hazing in hockey
Interview w/Dr. Lipkins - January 21, 2014

Deseret News
Hazing: Nasty campus initiations continue
Interview w/Dr. Lipkins - January 16, 2014

Businessweek.com
Baruch College Fraternity Closed After Freshman Hazing Death
Interview w/Dr. Lipkins - December 17, 2013

Newsday Online Sports / Hazing is rooted in the sports culture
Interview w/Dr. Lipkins - November 9, 2013

Interview on Katie Couric - Katie/ABC
Topic: Hazing / Katie/ABC - October 5, 2012

PBS.org/PBS Newshour - Topic: Hazing / Ray Suarez

What Would You Do? - Hazing in College / ABC Primetime

See more interviews and appearances on realpsychology.com