Hazing News

Spirit group hazing investigated by police

A mother reported a severe physical pummeling for the Naked Vikings Spirit group.  My book Broken Pledges recounts a couple other serious injuries in spirit groups at the college level. There has been one spirit group death related to hazing: Gabe Higgins for the University of Texas Cowboys. The death of Higgins led to major reform efforts by Cowboys alums.


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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