Even Pro Athletes Can Be Hazed.

by Webmaster6/7/2016

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston rookie Tyler White was the victim of a prank on Saturday that left his Range Rover Evoque on the warning track in center field before the game.

Some of Houston's veterans, led by ace Dallas Keuchel, orchestrated the prank.

Keuchel says: "As long as you don't take it out of context it's all fun and games and it makes you a little bit stronger. So (White) is one of the guys we like and we'll continue to get on him a little bit and it will make him tougher." More...

Q&A with expert Hank Nuwer

by Webmaster5/31/2016

Pennsylvania's anti-hazing law got an update last week, making it a misdemeanor crime for middle and high school students in addition to those at colleges at universities.

To better understand the issue of hazing, LNP talked with national advocate and researcher Hank Nuwer. Nuwer is a journalism professor at Franklin College in Indiana and a founding board member of HazingPrevention.org.

I think the definition is shifting. Hazing, even if silly and bizarre, was supposed to be all about welcoming newcomers. Bullying was to shame and to humiliate newcomers or others perceived to be outside the bully's peer group. Now there is sexual hazing, including rape and sodomy, which in no way can be condoned and does not in the least resemble a practice of welcoming newcomers. 

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Pa. House passes bill to expand anti-hazing law to high schools

by Webmaster5/18/2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Legislation that would expand the state’s anti-hazing law to include public and private high schools is headed to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk for final approval.

House Bill 1574 was passed Tuesday by the state House of Representatives.

The measure by state Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) makes it a third-degree misdemeanor when a student is forced to take part in abusive or humiliating conduct for initiation into a team or group.

Schools would be required to post anti-hazing policies online and provide copies to all athletic coaches. More...

Former Saint's mom called NFL coach after son's rookie hazing dinner

by Webmaster5/9/2016

Former NFL defensive end Jevon Kearse spoke with TMZ.com and told a story about how former New Orleans Saints defensive lineman, then Philadelphia Eagles rookie, Brodrick Bunkley was left with a $50,000 bill at a restaurant.

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Miami suspends 2 frats for hazing, alcohol violations

by Webmaster4/19/2016

A 3rd suspended frat still in appeals process   Two fraternities at Miami University, Pi Kappa Phi and Phi Kappa Tau, have been suspended following investigations into allegations of hazing and alcohol violations.

A third fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha, was also suspended, but its appeals process is currently pending, a university spokesperson said.

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Radford fraternity suspended during hazing investigation

by Webmaster4/14/2016

RADFORD, Va. (AP) - Radford University says a fraternity has been suspended for two months while officials investigate hazing allegations.

Media outlets report that Pi Kappa Phi's national office is investigating the allegations at its Radford chapter. University spokesman Joe Carpenter says the university is conducting its own investigation.

Details of the alleged hazing were not disclosed. More...

Student Allegedly Forced To Eat Cat Food In Towson University Hazing Incident

by Webmaster4/7/2016

The investigation continues into an alleged hazing incident off-campus at Towson University. Now this is more fallout for the fraternity allegedly involved. The fraternity is still suspended at Towson, but it’s not the first time. Other TKE chapters have been banned from campuses across the country. Towson University and Baltimore County police are still investigating claims that a student was nearly poisoned while pledging the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. “

Everyone here knows now. But had that not come to light, nobody would know about it. They would still be here,” said Jared Welsh, student.

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Parents question Conestoga hazing

by Webmaster4/4/2016

The facts don't add up, many said at a meeting. Three senior football players face misdemeanor charges.

Vincent DiMartini seemed to crystallize the angry skepticism that drew more than 150 people last week to the Conestoga High School auditorium. More...

Settlement to be reached in swim team hazing lawsuit

by Webmaster3/14/2016

Marcantonio, swim team members to reach agreement

All parties in a lawsuit concerning allegations of hazing against former members of the University swim team have reached a settlement date.

Allegations in former University student Anthony Marcantonio’s suit include assault, battery, false imprisonment, tortious interference with contractual relations, hazing and intentional infliction of emotional distress. More...

Florida State Frat Suspended Following Hazing Investigation

by Webmaster2/25/2016

Florida State officials have suspended the school's Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity following a police investigation into hazing allegations.

The university reported in a news release Wednesday that the complaint was filed in January through the school's hazing website. More...

FSU Fraternity Suspended for Alleged Hazing

by Webmaster2/18/2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Florida State University fraternity is suspended after an alleged hazing incident.

Omega Psi Phi's FSU chapter has been suspended by the University and the national organization, according to a member of the fraternity.

WTXL ABC 27 reached out to FSU which said they cannot comment at this time, but said hazing is not tolerated at the school.

WTXL ABC 27 also reached out to the fraternity's national headquarters but are still waiting to hear back. More...

Greeks at CSUN are misjudged

by Webmaster2/9/2016

We the Greek community, are not bad people, we are simply misjudged.

CSUN’s efforts to prevent hazing have been nothing short of exceptional in order to ensure the quality of the Greek community on campus. The school has done everything from curating workshops, which are mandatory for students to attend to even halting recruitment during the Spring semester of 2015.

It is clear and evident that hazing is not tolerated under any circumstances yet individuals not associated still assume the worst of the Greek community. Your assumptions are outdated and it’s offering little support to the growth of our organizations. More...

Ettinger: Sorority recruitment violates Northwestern’s hazing policy

by Webmaster2/8/2016

Toes frozen, hands shoved in pockets, head down and body braced against the wind, I shove in line between shivering girls, hoping that I’ve found my spot. Amid nervous chatter and increasingly loud moans, the recruitment counselors bark out our names.

“Two minutes!” they shout at us. Time to unzip our coats, revealing our formal dresses and skirts. My bare legs are purple, and I can’t wiggle my toes anymore.

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Fraternities and Sororities: Still Hazing!

by Webmaster1/28/2016

If you happened to think America’s soul-searching regarding the traditions of the Greek system had in any way curbed the drinking and hazing habits of the fine youngsters inhabiting our fraternities and sororities, well: It hasn’t.

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‘American Crime’ producers tackle high school hazing partly to ‘shame’ perpetrators

by Webmaster1/27/2016

Season 1 of ABC’s drama “American Crime” traced the lives of those affected by a murder, reliable subject matter which the show deftly handled to the tune of critical acclaim and 10 Primetime Emmy nominations. This season, however, the producers made a bold shift, tackling the difficult topic of high school hazing — a narrative that somehow feels both ripped-from-the-headlines and mutually under-publicized. More...

Nick Jonas Spotlights Frat Hazing in 'Goat': "People Get Carried Away and It Gets Ugly"

by Webmaster1/25/2016

The Andrew Neel film follows a college kid who rushes his brother's fraternity to reclaim his masculinity — to brutal results.

In Goat, which premiered at Sundance Friday, Nick Jonas plays a frat member whose brother -- played by Ben Schnetzer -- decides to join Greek life, and undergoes hazing.

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Panel: No Criminal Charges in Student's Suicide After Hazing

by Webmaster1/6/2016

Pennsylvania grand jury says no criminal charges should be brought in a university student's suicide that his family blames on a fraternity hazing.

The grand jury reported Tuesday that 18-year-old Marquise Braham, a student at Penn State-Altoona, had left a note indicating he contemplated killing himself since he was a child. The panel said it found no evidence linking the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity hazing to Braham's death while home in New York during the school's 2014 spring break.

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Hazing still common in collegiate and youth sports

by Webmaster12/28/2015

There is greater awareness of the dangers of hazing, but hazing itself is still common in U.S. youth and collegiate sports, and many involved may not recognize hazing actions when they see them, according to a research review.

Hazing, or any humiliating or dangerous activity expected of a student who belongs to a group, regardless of his or her willingness to participate, is remarkably common in sports, the authors write in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

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What is Hazing?

by Webmaster12/17/2015

Hazing is a dangerous practice. Click More to see our infographic. More...

Virginia Tech bars recently re-established fraternity for hazing

by Webmaster12/17/2015

 An anonymous hazing complaint has stymied the return of a fraternity to the Virginia Tech campus several years after the group was barred for alcohol and other violations.

Tech pulled Kappa Sigma Nu Prime Colony’s university recognition in October following a student conduct investigation prompted by the complaint, said Frank Shushok, vice president for student affairs. More...

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