Students that have experienced hazing often undergo physical and psychological trauma.
Traumatic injuries have been caused by hazing practices. Many times, the act is the first thing heard about when it has reached a physical extreme, or when someone has been physically injured, or when someone has died. There have been numerous cases of traumatic brain injuries due to beatings and other hazing rituals, and many cases where hazing victims have been hospitalized. Because of shame or self-blame, we do not hear about the psychological effects of hazing. Many of these cases do not make the news or are reported in the same way that physical trauma is. But the negative psychological effects of hazing can be both long-lasting and just as traumatic to the victim and their families. These can include depression, suicide, poor grades, withdrawal from activities and shame. This harm can lead into adulthood and can undermine the well-being of a person.