In 2020, there were no reported hazing deaths. Thanks to the pandemic it was the first time in sixty years that no lives were lost because of hazing. Sadly, a little over a year later hazing deaths are back in the news.
What makes this even more horrific is that schools, campuses, and other organizations had barely started getting back to, “normal,” after the lockdowns. Some say the problem will only get worse because of the lockdowns.
After being locked up for over a year people are getting restless, that means more aggressive tactics when it comes to pledges and sororities, fraternities, sports and social clubs.
Hazing Deaths Continue in 2021
The death of 20-year-old Stone Foltz from Bowling Green State University Adam Oakes and 19-year-old Adam Oakes from the Virginia Commonwealth University has sparked new concerns over hazing related deaths.
Education is the Key
Education has always been the answer to any question. However, the pandemic also brought a stop to educating the public about the dangers of hazing. A year is a long time, especially when it comes to activities and events.
The NMB Foundation
The NMB Foundation is dedicated to spreading the word about the dangers of hazing. This is especially important as some universities and colleges have chosen to open to full capacity in the fall.
Sadly, most people think hazing is just part of life and will go along with the excessive tasks the pledge is forced to endure. From excessive forced alcohol to running a mile naked in freezing temperatures, people need to be aware.
When you organize an event with the NMB Foundation, you are helping people understand the dangers through awareness and education.
If you would like to learn more about the NMB Foundation and the dangers of hazing, call or send a message to a team member today.