What is hazing?
Every year, college students are injured or killed during events associated with hazing. The most common were hazing behaviors involving excess drinking, social isolation, personal servitude, and humiliation. Students must endure these rituals in order to gain acceptance in a particular group on campus. Recent deaths on college campuses have spurred anti-hazing laws across the U.S.
LISTEN TO SEASON 2, EPISODE 7: COLLEGE HAZING, HOW DO WE STOP IT?
hazing in the u.s.
We’ve had 101 hazing related deaths in the U.S. from 2000-2022. Here are only a few of the lives that have been lost or permanately altered forever. (Source)
– “Gordie” Bailey Jr. September 17th, 2004
– Robert Champion Jr., November 2011
– Chun “Michael” Deng, December 2013
– Nolan Burch, November 2014 (Story to your right)
– Maxwell Gruver, Septemer 2017
– Timothy J. Piazza, February 2017
– Collin Wiant, November 2018
– Sam Martinez, November 2019
– Danny Santulli, October 2021 (left deaf, blind and unable to walk)
– Stone Foltz, March 2021
– Phat Nguyen, November 2021
– Bailey Broderick, November 2021
– Adam Oakes, February 2022
How do we stop hazing?
On September 17, 2004, 18-year-old Lynn Gordon “Gordie” Bailey, Jr. died of alcohol overdose at the University of Colorado after a fraternity hazing event. Gordie and his fellow pledge brothers were given large amounts of liquor and wine to consume in a short time period, and Gordie was left to “sleep it off” after he became heavily intoxicated and passed out. He was found dead the next morning, face down on the fraternity house floor. No one had called for help.
The Gordie Foundation provides lifesaving education to college and high school students nationwide in honor of Gordie and the many other students whose lives have been senselessly lost to hazing and alcohol overdose.
Thanks to the foundation we are able to share these helpful and maybe even, lifesaving videos.
About Rachael’s First Week
Rachael’s First Week LIVE! is a program dedicated to
These can be tumultuous years when peers often look to each other for guidance as they encounter novel and potentially dangerous situations, rather than engaging experienced mentors to provide solutions.
The mission of Rachael’s First Week is to develop the decision-making skills of teens as they enter this time of monumental change in their lives.
The Rachaelsfirstweek.org site is intended for informational purposes only. The views and opinions expressed by any author, blogger, or commentator are solely the views and opinions of that individual and do not reflect the views of Rachaelsfirstweek.org its founders, executives, employees, volunteers, or agents.The content of this webpage should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact an attorney or your local bar association for assistance in finding one. Users should not expect that any communications sent to or posted on this site are confidential or anonymous or protected by the attorney-client privilege. Rachaelsfirstweek.org makes no guarantees that the information on this site, and especially the legal information, is current, accurate, or complete. Users are not authorized to reprint any portion of the content on this site without the express written consent from the Rachaelsfirstweek.org and without including this disclaimer.
©2022 Rachael's First Week
©2022 Rachael's First Week