An expert explains the history of hazing

by Webmaster8/29/2016

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.

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3 Defendants, Fraternity Challenge Hazing Death Evidence

by Webmaster7/26/2016

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.

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Hazing in the Phillipines

by Webmaster7/18/2016

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.

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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.

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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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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...

Alabama hazing case: Trial rescheduled for 5 students

by Webmaster12/3/2015

Five men set to stand trial Wednesday for allegedly hazing students at an University of Alabama fraternity had their trials rescheduled to Jan. 13, according to court records.

The five charged are: Colter K. Anderson, 21, Dallas, Tx.; Hunter Lee Wagner, 20, Huntsville; Richard E. Markwalter, 20, Huntsville; and Mark Allen Powers, 20, Athens; and John Patrick Buckley, 21, Houston, Tx., 

The injured students were told to take off their socks and shoes, court records state. More...

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