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Hazing Trends

  1. 60% agree that it is important to tolerate psychological stress and 32% believe it is important to tolerate physical pain.4
  2. 67% agree that a significant part of initiation is humiliation.4
  3. 46% believe that the most important thing is to keep the code of silence.4
  4. 29% of Greek leaders are concerned with the overuse of alcohol during pledge activities.4
  5. 36% say they would not report a hazing primarily because "there's no one to tell" and 27% feel that "adults won't handle it right."1
  6. Students are more likely to be hazed if they knew an adult who was hazed.1


  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