What is hazing and how is it affecting student athletes in the US?

Friday, September 29, 2023

Million-dollar lawsuits, “toxic” cultures facilitating harassment and sexual abuse and college sport programs suspended. The dan­gerous – and sometimes deadly – consequences of hazing are prevalent at US universities, placing their sports programs in particular under growing scrutiny. Athletic programs at Boston College, New Mexico State University and Northwestern University are just three US institutions that have been dealing with hazing allegations in 2023. As calls for a change in culture among the student athlete community grow louder, here’s what you need to know about hazing and its troubling relationship with colleges in the US.

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