Does College Hazing Defy the Laws It Spawned?

by Webmaster8/22/2016

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.

 

According to a 2008 study by two professors at the University of Maine, more than half of college students involved with student organizations experience hazing, which often involves “alcohol consumption, humiliation, isolation, sleep- deprivation, and sex acts.”

 

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