Independent Lens


Season 24  Episode 1

Hazing is a widespread, far-reaching practice fueled by tradition, secrecy, groupthink, power, and the desire to belong in fraternities and sororities on college campuses across the U.S. Filmmaker Byron Hurt embarks on a deeply personal journey to understand the underground rituals of hazing, revealing the abusive lengths college students will go to fit in.

The documentary explores acts of hazing as a practice that occurs in many membership organizations including fraternities and sororities across the United States, some of which have anti-hazing policies.