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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


A Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Hazing.

Background Information

The Oxford English Dictionary defines "haze" as, "to punish by keeping at disagreeable and unnecessary hard work; to harass with overwork" and one of its sub-definitions for "hazing" is "a species of brutal horseplay practiced on freshman at American Colleges." Use the following sources to learn more about hazing and the medical, political, legal, and social issues surrounding it.