Death is the consequence that is most often reported by the media. Although death is the worst possible outcome, hazing can lead to less severe, but still life-altering consequences.

One study has shown that 71% of those who are hazed suffer from negative consequences including:

  • Physical, emotional, and/or mental instability,
  • Sleep deprivation,
  • Loss of sense of control and empowerment,
  • A decline in grades and coursework.
  • Relationships with friends, significant others and family suffer.
  • Post-traumatic stress syndrome.
  • Loss of respect for and interest in being part of the organization.
  • Erosion of trust within the group members.
  • Illness or hospitalization with additional effects on family and friends.