For the second straight week, there will be no game played under Friday night lights for the Wood Memorial High School football team. On Tuesday, East Gibson School Corporation Superintendent Dr. Henry Brewster announced the team would forfeit its Week 2 tilt against Tecumseh High School as the school corporation and Oakland City Police Department investigates allegations of hazing against the past and present members of the football team.
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.
Three former fraternity brothers and the group itself are challenging evidence in the upcoming criminal trial over a pledge's death during a hazing ritual in the eastern Pennsylvania mountains.
The Pocono Record reports a Monroe County judge held a hearing Monday on the challenges filed by the former Baruch College fraternity brothers Sheldon Won, Raymond Lam and Kenny Kwan— and the Pi Delta Psi fraternity, itself.
They want the judge to throw out some statements made to police and other evidence. The judge didn't immediately rule.
Several students of University of Mindanao-Tagum College are under investigation and may be expelled from the school for their involvement in initiation rites of ROTC cadets, according to Joseph Morong's report on "24 Oras" on Monday. A video of the hazing showing cadets being hit hard repeatedly on their chest and stomach was uploaded on the internet. In the video, one cadet was seen whimpering in pain every time he was hit. He was also seen collapsing on the floor several times.
A new (graphic) movie is out about hazing at a fictional university. Trailer is below.
WARNING: this trailer is graphic.
COOPER CITY, Fla. - The parent of a South Florida high school student complained to local authorities after she says her son was the victim of a hazing incident.
The parent said her son, a member of the Cooper City High School baseball team, was hazed by teammates during a road trip to a tournament in Altamonte Springs the week of March 21-25.
According to the Broward Sheriff's Office report, the student told his mother that five teammates came into his room and pulled his underwear down before he was able to fight them off.
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.
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.
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. More...
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...
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...
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.
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.
A 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.
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...
In 1959, hazing within Greek organizations was a practice soon to be changed by the National Fraternity Convention.
Colleges around the nation were trying to eliminate the established campus tradition of hazing during the 50th National Interfraternity Conference. Convention attendees wanted the practice abolished “as soon as practically possible” due to its severity.
About 300 undergraduates and 900 alumni attended the conference, which represented 59 fraternities totaling 150,000 undergraduate members.
Bob Blair, the vice president, Jack Mack, the treasurer, and Marty Sophir, the secretary, attended the conference as a Nebraska representative. More...