Hank Nuwer has kept a record of every hazing death since 1838.
Hank Nuwer is a professor of journalism at Franklin College. He has spent over 30 years researching the topic of hazing on college campuses and has compiled a database of hazing-related deaths dating back to 1838. He is passionate about the prevention of hazing and has written extensively on the topic, both online and in print, in an attempt to shed light on a serious issue on college campuses.
Starting this week, about 20 million students will be arriving on college campuses for the fall semester, and while classrooms fill up, fraternities, sports teams and clubs of all kinds will open their rolls to new students and, inevitably, to initiation rites that can include hazing. Not just embarrassing or humiliating pranks, but physical abuse and serious physical peril, even death.
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...
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.
Bros will be bros. And 2015 was no exception to this rule.
In the past year, fraternities on college campuses across the country have met all our worst expectations.
They’ve been racist, murderous, have perpetuated rape culture (and, to be fair, been falsely accused of it once, too,) and have continued to terrorize impressionable teenaged pledges through sadistic hazing rituals.
Here’s a roundup of 2015’s most egregious fraternity fails: More...