Important Hazing Statistics
According to national statistics from Insidehazing.com,
- More than 250,000 students experienced some sort of hazing to join a college athletic team.1
- 5% of all college students admit to being hazed.2
- 40% admit to knowing about hazing activities.2
- 40% report that a coach or club advisor was aware of the hazing.2
- 22% report that the coach or advisor was involved in the hazing.2
- 50% of the female NCAA Division I athletes reported being hazed.3
- 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
- 10% of the female NCAA athletes were physically hazed including being branded, tattooed, beaten thrown in water of having their head forcibly shaved.3
- 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
- Alcohol consumption, humiliation, isolation, sleep- deprivation, and sex acts are hazing practices common across types of student groups.
- There are public aspects to student hazing including: 25% of coaches or organization advisors were aware of the group’s hazing behaviors; 25% of the behaviors occurred on-campus in a public space; in 25% of hazing experiences, alumni were present; and students talk with peers (48%,
41%) or family (26%) about their hazing experiences.
- In more than half of the hazing incidents, a member of the offending group posts pictures on a public web space.
- Students recognize hazing as part of the campus culture; 69% of students who belonged to a student activity reported they were aware of hazing activities occurring in student organizations other than their own.
- Students report limited exposure to hazing prevention efforts that extend beyond a “hazing is not tolerated” approach.
- 47% of students come to college having experienced hazing.
- Nine out of ten students who have experienced hazing behavior in college do not consider themselves to have been hazed.
- 29% of Greek leaders are concerned with the overuse of alcohol during pledge activities.4
- 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
- Students are more likely to be hazed if they knew an adult who was hazed.1
- Alfred Univeristy Study, Dr. Norm Pollard,
Dr. Elizabeth Allen, et. al, 1999
- National Study of Student Hazing (prelim),
Dr. Elizabeth Allen and Dr. Mary Madden 2006
- Dissertation, Dr. Colleen McGlone, 2005
- Insidehazing, Dr. Susan Lipkins, 2006