Campus News

Study says hazing is widespread

More than half of students who belong to campus organizations experience hazing, according to a national study presented at the annual conference of the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported. Hazing is most common among athletics teams and fraternal organizations, but it also happens to about one-third of the students in performing arts and academic clubs, according to the study, which surveyed more than 11,000 students at 53 institutions. Hazing was defined as “any activity expected of someone joining or participating in a group that humiliates, degrades, abuses or endangers them.” The activities typically involve alcohol consumption, sex acts or sleep deprivation.