Research and Theory

National Study of Student Hazing

In 2008 researchers at the University of Maine conducted a national study on student hazing to examine the culture surrounding hazing and to begin to developing efforts to prevent campus hazing. More than 11,00 students at 53 universities and colleges participated in the study. Data was collected through an online survey and follow-up interviews with researchers were conducted at 18 campuses across the country.

In 2008, a national study conducted by researchers at the University of Maine found:

Hazing in the View: College Students at Risk outlines the initial findings of the National Study of Student Hazing. The National Collaborative for Hazing Research and Prevention has also created the National Agenda for Hazing Prevention in Education based on the initial findings of the study.

More information on the National Study of Student Hazing can be found at:

National Collaborative on Hazing Research and Prevention

Hazing is a complex issue and a problem that can interfere with the health and safety of students and impede the development of a positive campus climate. - Hazing in the View: College Students at Risk


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