He said pledges had to break the ice and swim naked across this pond at Springdale Golf Club. Frank Wojciechowski. Events in late April and early May brought attention to the unsanctioned and largely underground associations that have become an entrenched part of campus life since their return to Princeton in the s.
Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. Yesterday, Florida International University suspended its Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity over Facebook posts showing drug deals, hazing, and creep shots of naked women -- at least one of them allegedly underage.
Selling drugs on Facebook. Racist pranks. Racist party themes.
The week was bad enough. Sleep deprivation, long nightly walks back to campus, cleaning toilets, scrubbing sidewalks with toothbrushes, polishing shoes of the "actives," whose continual browbeating, name-calling and condescending ground us down. People I respected turned nasty.
As a Bryn Mawr student, I went to a party with some friends. My clothes were on the floor and I was bleeding. The worst part was having to wait for hours to take the van back to Bryn Mawr while pretending that this never happened.
Also, for anyone who knows anything about fraternities, the idea that a frat would be engaging in awful behavior — racist, sexist or otherwise, because there are really too many varieties to list here — should come as no surprise. NotAllFrats or whatever. But they are mostly just The Worst.
Since59 students have died in incidents involving fratsabout half of which were alcohol-related six other students were paralyzed. Ten were killed inthe most fatalities in at least a decade. Still, membership is surging — participation is up 25 percent from according to the North-American Interfraternity Conference.
L ast year in the US, four freshm an students died as a direct result of hazing rituals during college fraternity initiation ceremonies. All the deaths occurred during or just after drinking bouts in which the victims consumed vast amounts of spirits in a short space of time while older students egged them on. One of the deceased, Maxwell Gruver, 19, a student at Louisiana State University, was found to have had a blood-alcohol level over. I mean, how is making your brother do all these things, and humiliating somebody, a brotherhood?
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And yes, hazing does still happen with in the Greek community. Within any culture, traditions will evolve and intensify as the society grows; such is the case with hazing. Hazing started as a way for new members of the Greek organizations to prove their loyalty to the organization they wished to join.