In addition to being morally wrong, taking part or leading hazing creates problems. These include:

  • Triggering the memory of personal trauma.
  • Suspension, expulsion and/or legal action, which may include misdemeanor or felony charges and/or jail time.
  • Declining grades and coursework.
  • Deterioration of relationships with friends, significant others and family.
  • Losing connection to alums through the organization.
  • Intense media scrutiny.
  • Damage to one’s personal reputation.
  • Warped sense of leadership.
  • Feelings of shame and guilt.