Schools should take steps to stop
hazing. Here are some suggestions:
coaches, students, parents, and other district employees about hazing awareness and the
dangers of hazing.
Take seriously and
investigate all rumors and reports of hazing.
Implement a strict
anti-hazing policy and include a hazing section in the Athletic Code of Conduct that
includes repercussions that are as serious as the act of hazing (e.g., suspension from
team) that is to be signed by the student athletes and their parents.
responsible for what occurs on their team; do not let them plead ignorance. Hold them
accountable and if they suspect hazing and do nothing about it, the coach should be aware
that their job is at-risk.
team building or spirit-building activities or traditions that carry a positive message
(e.g., volunteering at a race for charity, going to a ropes/challenge course, or building
a brick wall piece-by-piece as team goals are met).