While school sports hazing is being taken more seriously than in the days when I first started covering it, violence and sexual assault in the presumed name of building team unity is still a big problem, in part because there are still plenty of adults unwilling to take the necessary steps to stamp it out. (That’s in part because hazing as a form of initiation is so ingrained, and if you don’t believe me, here is a list of hazing deaths – since 1838.)
Hank Nuwer has kept a record of every hazing death since 1838.
Hank Nuwer is a professor of journalism at Franklin College. He has spent over 30 years researching the topic of hazing on college campuses and has compiled a database of hazing-related deaths dating back to 1838. He is passionate about the prevention of hazing and has written extensively on the topic, both online and in print, in an attempt to shed light on a serious issue on college campuses.
For the second straight week, there will be no game played under Friday night lights for the Wood Memorial High School football team. On Tuesday, East Gibson School Corporation Superintendent Dr. Henry Brewster announced the team would forfeit its Week 2 tilt against Tecumseh High School as the school corporation and Oakland City Police Department investigates allegations of hazing against the past and present members of the football team.
Starting this week, about 20 million students will be arriving on college campuses for the fall semester, and while classrooms fill up, fraternities, sports teams and clubs of all kinds will open their rolls to new students and, inevitably, to initiation rites that can include hazing. Not just embarrassing or humiliating pranks, but physical abuse and serious physical peril, even death.
Was there or wasn’t there hazing at the Streetsboro Marching Rockets High School band camp?
A new state law aimed at ending hazing that went into effect July 25 extends the consequences of hazing down to 7th to 12th graders.
The law was drafted in the wake of an alleged incident at Conestoga High School where football players were accused of sodomizing a freshman player with a broomstick. Previously, the state anti-hazing law applied only to college students not those in secondary schools.
Marcantonio, swim team members to reach agreement
All parties in a lawsuit concerning allegations of hazing against former members of the University swim team have reached a settlement date.
Allegations in former University student Anthony Marcantonio’s suit include assault, battery, false imprisonment, tortious interference with contractual relations, hazing and intentional infliction of emotional distress. More...
We the Greek community, are not bad people, we are simply misjudged.
CSUN’s efforts to prevent hazing have been nothing short of exceptional in order to ensure the quality of the Greek community on campus. The school has done everything from curating workshops, which are mandatory for students to attend to even halting recruitment during the Spring semester of 2015.
It is clear and evident that hazing is not tolerated under any circumstances yet individuals not associated still assume the worst of the Greek community. Your assumptions are outdated and it’s offering little support to the growth of our organizations. More...
If you happened to think America’s soul-searching regarding the traditions of the Greek system had in any way curbed the drinking and hazing habits of the fine youngsters inhabiting our fraternities and sororities, well: It hasn’t.
Season 1 of ABC’s drama “American Crime” traced the lives of those affected by a murder, reliable subject matter which the show deftly handled to the tune of critical acclaim and 10 Primetime Emmy nominations. This season, however, the producers made a bold shift, tackling the difficult topic of high school hazing — a narrative that somehow feels both ripped-from-the-headlines and mutually under-publicized. More...
The Andrew Neel film follows a college kid who rushes his brother's fraternity to reclaim his masculinity — to brutal results.
In Goat, which premiered at Sundance Friday, Nick Jonas plays a frat member whose brother -- played by Ben Schnetzer -- decides to join Greek life, and undergoes hazing.