Hazing Behavior During the Pandemic Shows Ongoing Training Is Necessary

November 02, 2020

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, hazing has remained a problem in higher education – regardless of whether institutions are operating online or in person.

Hazing involving activities such as Zoom drinking and online humiliation can be dangerous because there aren’t as many people around to intervene.

In-person hazing activities also could create physical risk for students and members of the public. For example, hazing victims – virtual and otherwise – could be ordered to visit a location such as a grocery store without a wearing a mask or attend parties with students who aren’t wearing masks.

Either way, hazing isn’t going away, so it’s crucial to provide training to students on the issue.

Colleges and universities seeking to prevent hazing and ensure a safer experience for students should consider implementing Canopy Programs’ course “Recognize and Prevent Hazing.” The 20-minute course helps students understand how to recognize and respond to incidents of hazing, and how to find an institution’s hazing policies.

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Recognize and Prevent Hazing

Additional Resources
Hazing Prevention Consortium