Learn More about Hazing and Prevention
Hazing Facts and Statistics
Information on hazing comes from the Initial Findings of the National Study of Student Hazing.
- Hazing occurs in many types of student organizations, including varsity and club athletic teams, Greek organizations, and special-interest clubs.
- 55% of college students involved in student organizations, sports, or activities experience hazing.
- Almost half of students who experience hazing discuss the hazing with peers, and over one fourth discuss the hazing with family.
- Hazing often goes unreported; 95% of students who experience hazing do not report it.
- Hazing most often includes extreme alcohol consumption, humiliation, isolation, sleep- deprivation, and sex acts.
Help a Friend
Tufts students can look out for each other. There are several warning signs of hazing, including but not limited to:
- Sudden changes in behavior after joining an organization, club, or team
- Desire to leave the organization, club, or team without giving any explanation
- Weight-loss; exhaustion; or sudden changes in appetite, sleep habits, or appearance
- Secrecy, avoidance, or stress surrounding new member activities
- Unexplained injuries or illnesses
If you are concerned about a friend, you can report those concerns.