Important Hazing Statistics

According to national statistics from insidehazing.com, hazaingprevention.org, and hazingstudy.org:

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.

References:
  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