School Safety Resources - Hazing
This website covers many aspects of hazing including books, anti-hazing speakers, a newsfeed, alternatives to hazing, arguments for the continuation of hazing, and a discussion group. There are essays by Hank Nuwer, speech excerpts from Eileen Stevens, videos, a link to a national study on hazing and a PBS film entitled: “Unless a Death Occurs.”
This organization works to understand hazardous hazing, to provide methods of prevention and intervention in hazing; to explain the psychology of hazing in high school, college, the military, and the workplace. Educational information is included for use in anti-hazing initiatives among fraternities, sororities, teams, and other groups. The work of Dr. Susan Lipkins is spotlighted.
This website was created in the spring of 2000 by the Advanced Social Psychology class at Miami University. It offers a brief tutorial on hazing, why people willingly subject themselves to hazing, and a link to hazing stories.
This article provides a list of sports hazing incidents during the years 1980 – 2000.
MASH: MOTHERS AGAINST SCHOOL HAZING
This website provides roles for coaches, state laws, a listing of senators, AID organizations, links, publications, speeches, essays, a chance to schedule a speaker, to support a Federal hazing bill and to report an incident.
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This is an article by Robert Kennedy entitled, “Hazing – A High School Tradition or Illegal Activity.” In the article Kennedy explains his thoughts on hazing, his daughter’s experiences with hazing, and an interview with Professor Hank Nuwer.
This website is aimed at girls, it explains hazing and offers a list of common types of hazing.
This news website offers an in depth look at one true story of a hazing that led to death. The article is called “A Fraternity Hazing Gone Wrong” by Elaine Korry.
This website is a lengthy article by Gordon Clay about an alternative to hazing. It includes a seven-step plan for fraternities to initiate members without resorting to hazing. Also included are newsbytes on the topic of hazing.
This is an article by Dr. Susan Lipkins about both the specific instance that occurred with the Northwestern Women’s Soccer Team and hazing in general. Initiation picture facts, why the photographs are significant, how hazing happens, what college coaches and athletic directors do to prevent hazing, and who is responsible for hazing prevention are all topics covered in this article.
HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY OF HAZING 1905 – 2007
This chronology of selected high school hazing incidents was compiled by Hank Nuwer. The list includes the year the incident happened, where it happened, and a brief description of the event.
HAZING BLOG: HAZING NEWS AND VIEWS – MODERATED BY HANK NUWER
This site allows for public discussion of current hazing issues as they occur and also provides links to other sources covering the topic of hazing.
HAZING AT CORNELL
This comprehensive website offers a variety of topics including incidents of hazing at Cornell, policies and laws, what individuals and organizations can do, the continuum of hazing, arguments for and against hazing, the factor of alcohol in hazing, research and theory, hazing in the news, resources and references, and hazing myths.
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This includes a New York Times article called “Ban of Brothers: The War on Frat Culture” written by Benoit Denizet – Lewis. It takes on the format of an alumni revisiting his fraternity and reflecting on the new ban of alcohol in the fraternity.
This is a link to an article entitled: “Traditions in Question: the End of Initiations?” This article is a student response article written by James Fagan in October of 2000 that argues in the favor of initiations despite some student complaints and hospitalizations.
This article by Hank Nuwer is called, “When Will Hazing Laws Finally Curb Hazing?” It lists instances of hazing and claims that our inaction towards hazing instances, as a society, will be condemned in the future.
This Canadian news article written by Georgie Binks in 2005, is titled, “Hazing: Since When does Humiliation Equal Bonding?”
WE MISS YOU, MATT
This site was constructed in memory of hazing victim, Matthew Carrington. It includes his story, Matt’s law, updates on the law, hazing stories, articles, and impact statements.
THE ORION ONLINE
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The Orion online is a newsletter by California State University, Chico. This is a link to an article by Ashley Gebb written in 2006 titled, “Chico Hazing Makes Playboy.”
THE GORDIE FOUNDATION
The Gordie foundation is a website dedicated to a victim of alcohol related hazing. The site includes his story, myths and facts about hazing, facts on binge drinking and alcohol poisoning, information on the foundation, how to get involved, and news relating to the topic including events, T.V., newspapers, magazines, and press releases.
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This is a link to a Newsweek article that came out in 2006 titled, “Behind the Lines of the War of Frats: A Tragedy in Three Parts” by Robbie Brown, Claudia Adrien, and Kate von Bronkhorst. The three parts are, “Cruisin’ for Boozin’”, “Hazed and Confused”, and “Frat Finance”.
This is an article that People Magazine ran called “Dying to Fit In.” It is the story of Gordie Bailey and general reflections on hazing, binge drinking, and fraternities.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
This article by the New York Times titled, “Drinking Deaths Draw Attention to Old Campus Problem” was written by Mindy Sink in 2004.
This article, “Colleges are Reaching Their Limit on Alcohol,” was written by Steve Wieberg in 2005.
This is a short article by Bob Stuber that explains hazing by giving examples.
This is a National study of initiation rites in American high schools by Nadine C. Hoover. It is an extensive piece that covers many aspects of hazing.
This link provides anti-hazing information on how hazing kills self-esteem, chapter unity, respect, Greek systems, and people. The site also provides alternatives to hazing and also warning signs to look out for.
This article, “Hazing Issue Rears Ugly Head Across USA,” was written by Tom Weir in 2004 as a K-12 Case Study for the magazine, USA Today. The article claims that hazing is more common and leaves more of a lasting impact on children than previously thought. It also makes the claim that high profile hazing cases are not isolated incidents and further offers suggestions to educate teachers on hazing. There are discussion questions and activities at the end to aid in topic absorption.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
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This is a link to an article in the New York Times called, “On the Web, College Athletes Acting Badly.” It was written by Richard Sandomir in 2006 and discusses the issues that arise for school administrations when images of hazing at their schools appear online.
NORTH AMERICAN INTERFRATERNAL FOUNDATION
This site is the home to the Hazing Research Initiative whose goal it is to examine and transform the campus hazing culture.
This website is the home to the national hazing study, the goals of the study are to better understand the realities of hazing among students and to offer research-based strategies for intervention and prevention. There is a link to high school statistics, a pilot study report, a link to current news, a survey, and a link to more information about the study.