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.
A new (graphic) movie is out about hazing at a fictional university. Trailer is below.
WARNING: this trailer is graphic.
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...
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...
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 Your assumptions are outdated and it’s offering little support to the growth of our organizations.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...
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.
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...