Allan quoted in TribLIVE article on hazing at Pennsylvania high school

Elizabeth Allan, a professor of higher education at the University of Maine, was quoted in a TribLIVE article on hazing at a Pennsylvania high school. An investigation by local police found a culture of hazing that experts said may have encompassed sexual assault festered on Leechburg High School’s boys’ basketball team for at least a decade, according to the article. Allan, who is president of Stop Hazing and has conducted national studies on hazing, said it is dangerous when hazing is minimized or dismissed as the norm, the article states. “People need to understand this isn’t a harmless tradition,” she said. “This is a violation of another person’s body. It is a humiliating and degrading experience that has no place on our teams or in our schools. In a different context, people would view this very differently.”