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College Hazing

  1. More than 250,000 students experienced some sort of hazing to join a college athletic team.1
  2. 5% of all college students admit to being hazed.2
  3. 40% admit to knowing about hazing activities.2
  4. 40% report that a coach or club advisor was aware of the hazing.2
  5. 22% report that the coach or advisor was involved in the hazing.2
  6. 50% of the female NCAA Division I athletes reported being hazed.3
  7. More than 20% of female NCAA athletes were subjected to alcohol-related hazing; however even a higher percentage admitted to "mental hazing" which ranged from singing to being kidnapped.3
  8. 10% of the female NCAA athletes were physically hazed including being branded, tattooed, beaten thrown in water of having their head forcibly shaved.3
  9. 6-9% of the female NCAA athletes were subjected to sexually related hazing including harassment, actual assault or being expected to simulate sex activities.3


  1. Alfred Univeristy Study, Dr. Norm Pollard,
    Dr. Elizabeth Allen, et. al, 1999
  2. National Study of Student Hazing (prelim),
    Dr. Elizabeth Allen and Dr. Mary Madden 2006
  3. Dissertation, Dr. Colleen McGlone, 2005
  4. Insidehazing, Dr. Susan Lipkins, 2006