Stop Hazing at UMD

Important Hazing Statistics

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General Statistics:

  • More than half of college students are involved in some form of campus hazing².
  • In 95% of hazing cases, students who were aware they were hazed did not report it².
  • In 25% of hazing cases, coaches or advisors who were aware of hazing incidents did not report it².
  • For every 10 students being hazed, only one of them realizes that they have been hazed².
  • In more than half of the hazing incidents, a member of the offending group posts pictures on a public web space.
  • Students are more likely to be hazed if they knew an adult who was hazed¹.
  • At present in the United States, 44 states have anti-hazing laws².
  • Since 1970, there has been at least one hazing-related death on a college campus each year².
  • 82% percent of deaths from hazing involve alcohol².
  • The first recorded incident of hazing involving sexual abuse occurred in 1983. Other hazing incidents involving sexual intimidation, nudity or stimulation, have been increasing in their frequency since 1995².

Where Does Hazing Take Place?

Graphic detailing where hazing takes place

Athletics Statistics:

  • More than 250,000 students experienced some sort of hazing to join a college athletic team¹.
  • 50% of the female NCAA Division I athletes reported being hazed³.
  • 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 kidnapped³.
  • 10% of the female NCAA athletes were physically hazed including being branded, tattooed, beaten thrown in water of having their head forcibly shaved³.
  • 6-9% of the female NCAA athletes were subjected to sexually related hazing including harassment, actual assault or being expected to simulate sex activities³. 


  1. Alfred Univeristy Study, Dr. Norm Pollard, Dr. Elizabeth Allan et al, 1999
  2. National Study of Student Hazing, Hazing in View: Students at Risk, Dr. Elizabeth Allan and Dr. Mary Madden, 2006 – 2008
  3. Dissertation, Dr. Colleen McGlone, 2005
  4. Insidehazing, Dr. Susan Lipkins, 2006