Hazing involves persecution and harassment with difficult, meaningless, or humiliating tasks; it is used as a rite of passage or initiation into a campus organization.
Hazing can be psychologically damaging and present serious physical risks (including death) to students.
A student may or may not know that hazing will be a part of an initiation process.
A student may or may not know how extreme hazing might become during an initiation process.
Campus rules and regulations prohibit hazing, and some hazing activities are illegal.
For more information, see Hazing Prevention at Maryland.