Stop hazing

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According to, hazing can consist of verbal abuse, or even asking new members to wear embarrassing or humiliating attire.

Stunts or skit nights with degrading, crude or humiliating acts are also apart of hazing. Being the new members may have to carry books, run errands or cook and clean for other team members. This too can be classified as hazing.

Myths and facts according to:

Myth 1) Hazing is a problem for fraternities and sororities primarily.

Fact) Hazing is a societal problem.  Hazing has been a part of the military, athletic teams, marching bands, religious cults, professional schools and other types of clubs.

Myth 2) Hazing is no more than foolish pranks that sometimes go awry.

Fact) Hazing is an act of power and control over others, It is victimization. Hazing is abusive, degrading and often life threatening.

Myth 3) As long as there’s no malicious intent, a little hazing  should be okay.

Fact) Even if there’s no malicious “intent” safety may still be a factor in traditional hazing activities that are considered to be “all in good fun.” For example serious accidents have occurred during scavenger hunts and kidnapping trips.

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