Hazing is any action taken or situation created intentionally that causes embarrassment, harassment or ridicule, or risks emotional and/or physical harm to members of an organization or team whether new or not – regardless of the person's willingness to participate.
Often people haze or tolerate hazing because they do not know if what they are participating in constitutes hazing. If you are unsure, ask yourself these questions:
If the answer to any of the above questions is "Yes," the activity is probably hazing. Hazing is not a “Greeks only” problem. It happens among athletes, performance groups, military organizations and student organizations.