Hazing News

Sadly, a likely additional hazing death in 2019

April 17, 2019.

University of Buffalo.

Sigma Pi.

Death following alleged hazing linked to illness and exertion.

The University of Buffalo reported the death of hospitalized student Sebastian Serafin-Bazan. The case is under a police investigation.

Four deaths from hazing have been alleged or confirmed in 2019.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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