OUR MISSION: To provide methods of prevention and intervention in hazing; to explain the psychology of hazing in high school, college, the military, and the workplace. Educational information is included for use in anti-hazing initiatives among fraternities, sororities, teams, and other groups.
What is hazing? Hazing is a process, based on a tradition that is used by groups for discipline and to maintain the hierarchy (i.e., a pecking order).
Where does hazing occur? Hazing occurs in middle and high schools, as well as in colleges, the military and on the job. It occurs all over the United States and throughout the world.
Who is involved in hazing? All kinds of people are hazed. Hazing is not a function of race. Hazing is not a function of socioeconomic class. Hazing occurs among people of all educational levels.
When does hazing happen? Hazing occurs throughout the year, though there is often an increase at the beginning of the semester and at the beginning of an athletic season.
How Has Hazing Changed? In the past ten years, hazing has become more violent, more humiliating, and more sexual. Hazardous hazing is a virus that has attacked our youth and is spreading quickly.
Dr. Lipkins, a psychologist for 25 years, has interviewed everyone involved in a hazing, including victims, bystanders and perpetrators. She has also studied the families, coaches and communities which have been affected by hazing. As an author and speaker, Lipkins illustrates why hazing survives, how it is transmitted, and what you can do to stop it.
Please contact her for interviews, speaking engagements, to share your story or to ask questions.
Dr. Susan Lipkins
14 Vanderventer Avenue, Suite 147
Port Washington, NY 11050
Appearances by Dr. Lipkins
Oprah, Dr. Phil, Katie, and more...
Social Work Helper
April 14, 2016
10 Central Ohio News Leader
October 8, 2015
The Christian Science Monitor
October 8, 2015
NBC Network: Nightly News
Topic: Baruch College Hazing
September 15, 2015
September 7, 2015
Elements Behavioral Health
September 4, 2015
NBC Network: The Today Show
Topic: St. Paul's Rape Case
August 18, 2015
Shots: Health News from NPR
August 8, 2015
July 25, 2015
June 25, 2015
Fox News: Foxs and Friend
Topic: Being A Transgender Kid Is The Same As Pretending To Be A Dog
April 22, 2015
Washington University: Political Review
April 21, 2015
The Washington Post
The Dartmouth America’s Oldest College Newspaper
Alpha Delta fraternity’s suspension extended following branding allegations
NC State frat disbanded after ‘horrifying’ pledge book found
March 26, 2015
National Fox: Fox & Friends
Topic: Merits of Play vs. Homework
March 7, 2015
Los Angels Daily News
Before pledge’s death, CSUN’s response to fraternity hazing was limited
March 1, 2015
St. Louis Post – Dispatch
January 29, 2015
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