UMaine study, Allan cited in Broadly report on alleged hazing at Hofstra University

Broadly mentioned research from a 2008 University of Maine study in an article about an alleged violent hazing ritual at Hofstra University in New York. The study, which was conducted by researchers Elizabeth Allan and Mary Madden, estimates that 47 percent of college students come to college having experienced some form of hazing. Additionally, 25 percent believed coaches and organization advisers were aware of hazing rituals, according to the article. Broadly states that in “Hazing and Gender: Analyzing the Obvious,” Allan, a professor of higher education leadership at UMaine, explains that in order to combat hazing, schools must tackle masculinity and homophobia, which “work in tandem to create a climate in which violent and demeaning hazing practices are more likely to be tolerated and even considered beneficial.”