Have your say: Have you ever taken part in an initiation ceremony?

What’s the worst hazing story you have ever heard about or encountered?

 

Typically associated with the membership rites of some college societies, hazing or initiation ceremonies can sometimes overstep the mark.

We reported this week that Trinity College Dublin is investigating allegations that new members of its boat club were told to strip to their underwear and whipped with bamboo sticks as part of an initiation ceremony.

In October, Dublin City University suspended its accounting and finance society from social activity as a result of an election for their first year class representatives which involved “nude acts”.

Have you ever taken part in an initiation ceremony? How common are they?

What’s the worst hazing story you have ever heard or encountered?

Have your say by completing the form on this page and we’ll publish the responses over the coming days.