College Crimes such as Hazing consists of crimes committed at a University. For many Universities around the United States, fraternities and sororities are a big part of campus culture. Date Rape When most people think of these organizations, the first thing that comes to mind is the initiation rituals known as hazing. Fraternity hazing is nothing new, but as of recently it has been making news headlines when the acts go too far and result in the death of a new recruit. Incidents like the one that took place at Penn State, has changed the way the general public views rituals such as hazing, conducted by these organizations. In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the act of hazing is actually a criminal offense. The statute defines hazing as any act that recklessly endangers the mental or physical health of an individual as part of the initiation process into an organization. Any individual that is in violation of this statute is committing a misdemeanor of the third-degree and is most likely open to other sanctions imposed by their university.