Hazing: Signs, Resources, and Tips for Locker Room Management

Hazing: Signs, Resources, and Tips for Locker Room Management

1/28/2021

By Ohio University Online Athletic Administration Program

Despite institutional attempts to deter hazing, it remains a problem throughout U.S. high schools and colleges. Veteran members of student groups, including sports teams, clubs, and fraternities, often make new members go through physically, mentally, and emotionally harmful initiations. This type of initiation, known as hazing, can be both physically and mentally dangerous.

According to a Global Sport Matters report, 74% of college student-athletes have experienced hazing in one form or another. The following statistics from StopHazing.org offer additional insight:

  • Three in five students experience some form of hazing in college.
  • Forty-seven percent of students experience hazing in high school sports before entering college.

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