Hazing : Hazing And Its Effects

1105 Words Dec 13th, 2015 5 Pages
Nainesh Rana
Professor Gubacs
HPEM 352-02 Fall 2015
December 5, 2015
HAZING
Hazing has become a very popular in teens and young adults in colleges and sport activities in recent years. Hazing is the practice of rituals and other activities involving harassment, abuse or humiliation used as a way of initiating a person into a group (hazingprevention.org). Hazing occurs in athletics and Greek-letter organizations, and includes behaviors that are abusive, dangerous, and potentially illegal (hazingprevention.org). Many people think that hazing is just playing harmless pranks among new members of teams and fraternities/sororities groups bring them closer together but, it puts person being hazed in great physical and mental danger (greeks.cofc.edu). Hazing endangers the physical safety of a person, produces mental and physical discomfort, and causes fright, humiliation, and degrades an individual, society needs to learn about hazing and stop it from happening. Trying to fit into a new environment is one of the hardest things a teen or young adult can do. Especially when you are pressured into doing something you don’t want to just to become popular or become part of a group. Hazing is most common in all level of sports, from high school to the pros, and Greek-letter organizations (hazingprevention.org). Hazing is not foolish prank but an act of power and control over others (greeks.cofc.edu). Eighty-two percent of deaths of hazing included consumption of alcohol…

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