NJ.com, The Ripon Advance cite UMaine study in report on anti-hazing bill

NJ.com and The Ripon Advance cited a 2008 University of Maine study in articles about U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance of New Jersey becoming the lead sponsor of the Report and Educate About Campus Hazing Act. The bipartisan legislation will require incidents of hazing to be reported as part of a college’s annual crime report so that such information is public record, according to the articles. The national study, which was conducted by researchers Elizabeth Allan and Mary Madden, sampled 11,000 college students and found 55 percent of students experienced some form of hazing, but 95 percent of the respondents never reported hazing to school officials or authorities, the articles state.