Results for: sexual assault

60 Minutes Hazing Segment Follow-up: Q & A with The Fierberg National Law Group

January 12, 2022 Late last year, 60 Minutes aired a segment about fraternity hazing at the Washington State University that resulted in the tragic death of Sam Martinez. This Q & A serves to dig deeper into the realities of hazing from the perspective of Douglas E. Fierberg, Esq., of The Fierberg National Law Group…  Continue reading »

Congress is Failing to Take Action on College Student Safety

November 2, 2021 Contributing Author: Rebecca Tyus, MPP Candidate at Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy Today student safety on college campuses revolves around the COVID-19 pandemic. But we cannot forget the dangers that our students faced before the pandemic and that they continue to face today. On average there has been a hazing-related…  Continue reading »

30+ National Organizations Endorse the REACH Act

August 10, 2021 Last month over 30 organizations joined Clery Center, StopHazing, and Safe Campuses, LLC, in signing a coalition letter urging Congress to prioritize the REACH Act. The breadth of organizations represented in this letter underscores not only the vast support for the REACH Act, but the intersection of hazing with other campus safety concerns such…  Continue reading »

Advocating for Policies that Prioritize the Safety of College Students

January 28, 2021 As a continued collaborator with the Clery Center and an organization advocating for stronger policies to keep students safe, StopHazing urges you to read the following blog post to understand what’s on the horizon for campus safety and hazing prevention legislation. Blog post published by the Clery Center: “Never has the passing…  Continue reading »


Citations Documenting Hazing in Other Contexts Hazing in the Military Pershing, J. (2006). Men and women’s experiences with hazing in a male-dominated elite military institution. Men and Masculinities, 8(4), 470-492. United States Government Accountability Office (2016). DOD and Coast Guard: Actions needed to increase oversight and management information on hazing incidents involving servicemembers. Keller,…  Continue reading »

Other Publications

Other Publications Examples of research and research-based publications and initiatives are listed below by topic. College High School Gender and Hazing General Intersections Military and Government College Kerschner, D., & Allan, E. (2021). Examining the Nature and Extent of Hazing at Five NCAA Division III Institutions and Considering the Implications for Prevention. Journal of Amateur Sport, 7(1).…  Continue reading »

South Carolina

South Carolina Anti-Hazing Law § 59-101-200. Hazing prohibited; penalties. (A) For purposes of this section: (1) “Student” means a person enrolled in a state university, college, or other public institution of higher learning.(2) “Superior student” means a student who has attended a state university, college, or other public institution of higher learning longer than another…  Continue reading »


Minnesota Anti-Hazing Law Elementary & Secondary Education 121A.69 HAZING POLICY. Subdivision 1.Definitions. (a) “Hazing” means committing an act against a student, or coercing a student into committing an act, that creates a substantial risk of harm to a person in order for the student to be initiated into or affiliated with a student organization. (b)…  Continue reading »

Even after death of Kappa Sigma pledge, Nolan Burch, WVU’s Fiji chapter hazes, according to a university press release

The following post for StopHazing was written by author and anti-hazing activist Hank Nuwer. For more information on Hank, check out his website at It has been my honor and privilege over the years to have worked with many, many great Directors of Greek Life and also individual chapter advisers.  One of the leaders I…  Continue reading »

Sayreville High School Fires Football Coach In Wake of Hazing Incidents

According to’s Vernal Coleman, Sayreville High School has fired football coach George Najjar in the wake of the hazing and sexual assault incidents that came to light last October. According to reports, four separate hazing incidents where underclassmen were sexually assaulted occurred in a 10-day span in the team’s locker room last September. According…  Continue reading »

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