In the past few months, the national spotlight has shone on several college hazing cases that had tragic outcomes for the victims and their families. Investigations into the deaths of hazing victims have led to criminal charges filed in the following cases:
Despite the known dangers – and the illegality of it – students continue to put other students through hazing initiations. Just this past weekend, Ohio State University suspended all fraternity activities after it was discovered that almost a dozen fraternities were violating the school’s hazing and alcohol policies.
This follows similar suspensions last week for fraternities at Texas State University and the University of Michigan. Florida State University has also suspended all fraternity activities as it investigates the death of a 20-year-old fraternity pledge earlier this month.