The student experience on campus should be about growing, learning, and discovering, not about peer pressure, isolation, and harassment. Yet, those negatives are what some students experience at the hands of peers. Statistics show that more than half of CSU students have experienced these emotions, particularly if they are in a club, on a team or in an organization, due hazing. It’s time. Let’s build a Ram Family without hazing.
Hazing can exist across many student organizations. Hazing occurs within academic clubs, honor societies, performing arts, athletic teams, marching bands, recreation clubs, religious student organizations, and service clubs. Nearly half of all college students have experienced hazing, yet most of these students are not aware that the behavior they have experienced is hazing, and can have lasting, negative impacts including depression, isolation and shame.