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Texas A&M University Stop Hazing Initiative

Resources & References

Hazing Prevalence and Prevention

StopHazing.org

StopHazing.org provides accurate, up-to-date hazing information for students, parents, and educators. There are informative articles on all forms of types of hazing, including high school, military, athletic and fraternity/sorority hazing.

Inside Hazing: Understanding Hazardous Hazing

Provides practical information on all aspects of hazing as well as the theoretical perspective of Susan Lipkins, Ph.D., author of "Preventing Hazing: How Parents, Teachers, and Coaches Can Stop the Violence, Harassment, and Humiliation."

Hazingprevention.org

HazingPrevention.Org is a national organization dedicated to its mission to empower people to prevent hazing in college and university student groups.

Unofficial Clearinghouse to Track Hazing Deaths and Incidents

Comprised by one of the nation's leading experts on hazing, Hank Nuwer, this website compiles hazing new stories and reports on hazing incidents.

Sports Hazing Incidents

An ESPN article that documents 20 years of hazing in high school and college athletics.

Fraternities and Sororities

Strengthening the Bonds: A Positive Fraternity Pledge Program for the 21st Century

Written by a former fraternity brother, this article argues that hazing builds dissension and eventual retribution and presents a seven-step process for pledging that builds unity, teamwork, and loyalty without hazing.

Hazing: The Fratricide of Brotherhood from Kappa Alpha

A helpful review of hazing myths and facts, how to recognize hazing, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Teambuilding and Alternatives to Hazing

Business Balls

Free team building games and ideas

Teambuilding, Inc.

Information on teambuilding strategies, philosophy and basic how-to.

High School Hazing

Initiation Rites in American High Schools: A National Survey

Published by Alfred University in August of 2000, this study of high school students around the United States illustrates the prevalence and the nature of hazing.

Hazing: It is not just a college problem!

A discussion of high school hazing and what can be done to prevent it available from Education World.com.

Advocacy Groups

C.H.U.C.K. (Committee to Halt Useless College Killings) c/o Eileen Stevens516 567-1130, P.O. Box 188, Sayville, New York 11782

C.H.A.D. (Cease Hazing Activities and Deaths) c/o Rita Saucier334 343-2119, P.O. Box 850955, Mobile, Alabama 36685

Bibliography

Allan, E.J. (2004).  Hazing and Gender: Analyzing the Obvious.  In Nuwer, H. (Ed.), The hazing reader (pp. 275-294). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Berkowitz, A. D. (Ed.). (1994) Men and rape. Theory, research and prevention programs in higher education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Boglioli, L. R., & Taff, M. L. (1995). Death by fraternity hazing. The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 16(1), 42-44.

Campo, S., Poulos, G. & Sipple, J. (2005). Prevalence and Profiling: Hazing Among College Students and Points of Intervention. American Journal of Health Behavior, 29(2), 137-149.

Cokley, K., Miller, K., Cunningham, D., Motoike, J., King, A. & Awad, G. (2001). Developing an instrument to assess college students' attitudes toward pledging and hazing in Greek letter organizations. College Student Journal, 35(3), 451-456.

Finkel, M. A. (2002). Traumatic injuries caused by hazing practices. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 20(3), 228-233.

Hollmann, B. (2002). Hazing: Hidden campus crime. New Directions for Student Services, 99,11.

Janis, I. L. (1997). Groupthink. In R. P. Vecchio (Ed.), Leadership: Understanding the dynamics of power and influence in organizations. (pp. 163-176). Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.

Jones, R. L. (2000). The historical significance of sacrificial ritual: Understanding violence in the modern black fraternity pledge process. The Western Journal of Black Studies, 24(2), 112-124.

Kimbrough, W. (2003). Black Greek 101: The culture, customs, and challenges of Black fraternities and sororities. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.

Land, B. (2004). Goat: A memoir. Random House: New York.

Lipkins, Susan (2006). Preventing Hazing: How Parents, Teachers and Coaches Can Stop the violence, Harassment and Humiliation. Jossey Bass Wiley.

Lodewijkx, H., & Syroit, J. (1997). Severity of initiation revisited: Does severity of initiation increase attractiveness in real groups? European Journal of Social Psychology, 27(3), 275-300.

Lodewijkx, H., & Syroit, J. (2001). Affiliation during naturalistic severe and mild initiations: Some further evidence against the severity-attraction hypothesis. Current Research in Social Psychology, 6(7), 90-107.

Martin, R. and Davids, K. (1995) The effects of group development techniques on a professional athletic team. Journal of Social Psychology: 135(4), 533- 535.

Milgram, S. (1974). Obedience to authority: An experimental view. New York: Harper and Row.

Nuwer, H. (1990). Broken pledges: The deadly rite of hazing. Atlanta, GA: Longstreet Press.

Nuwer, H. (2000). High school hazing: When rites become wrongs. Franklin Watts: New York.

Nuwer, H. (2001). Wrongs of passage: Fraternities, sororities, hazing and binge drinking. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Nuwer, H. (2004). The hazing reader. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Sweet, S. (1999). Understanding fraternity hazing: Insights from symbolic interactionist theory. Journal of College Student Development, 40(4), 355- 363.

Zimbardo, P. G. (1973). On the ethics of human intervention on human psychological research with special references to the Stanford prison experiment.