Hazing not only hurts individuals; it hurts entire organizations. Organizations can be held accountable to governing bodies, whether they are athletic associations or conferences, universities, accrediting bodies, or national organizations. Fraternities or sororities could be suspended or even banned; sports teams could forfeit a season, clubs could be shut down entirely.

In addition, organizations may experience:

  • The loss of reputation within the campus community as well as locally and nationally.
  • The loss of recognition for the organization, team or club and/or other privileges revoked.
  • Civil damages.
  • The organization’s officers may be held responsible.
  • A gradual erosion of the true meaning and values of the organization.