Hazing in high school and college is widespread, according to StopHazing.org, which says 47 percent of students report that they are hazed before they enter college and 3 in 5 college students are subject to hazing.
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The practices — excessive drinking, heavy drug use, dangerous stunts, sleep deprivation, sex acts — can lead to physical or mental trauma or even death.
In September, the family of a Penn State student who died after a night of heavy drinking at a fraternity settled its lawsuit against Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
In June, the University of Dayton settled a lawsuit brought by a former football player over hazing allegations.
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In February, Miami University suspended all fraternity activities on campus in response to reports of hazing.
And in November 2017, Ohio State University suspended all social, recruitment and new member activities for all 37 fraternities on campus.
Wright State University expelled seven of nine men’s tennis team members and cancelled the spring 2016 season over hazing allegations.
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