Title

Case Law Analysis Regarding High School and Collegiate Liability for Hazing

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Department

Human Performance and Recreation

Abstract

Hazing has long been a part of group initiation practices within schools, fraternal organizations and sport teams. Recent increases in reported incidents demonstrate that hazing is both prevalent and dangerous within high schools, colleges and universities world-wide. Sport has historically been used to foster a multitude of positive benefits, including teamwork, fair play and physical fitness. Unfortunately, hazing within sport is commonplace and represents a substantial source of liability. The purpose of this study was to conduct a content analysis of US published case law involving liability for hazing at the high school and collegiate levels in order to develop recommendations for educators and sport managers aimed at reducing hazing and limiting liability.

Publication Title

European Sport Management Quarterly

Volume

9

Issue

4

First Page

389

Last Page

410