Keg stands. Red cups. Hazing. That’s part of the image many have of college Greeks - something Sigma Alpha Epsilon is trying to shed by eliminating their pledging tradition. Illegal in 44 states, hazing often blurs the definition of pledging - a rite of passage to join a fraternity or sorority. So, is banning pledging the most effective way to target hazing?
In this episode of The Stream, we'll speak to:
Student/Member of Sigma Delta – Dartmouth University
Student/Alumni of Alpha Epsilon Pi - University of Connecticut
What do you think? Leave your thoughts with us in the comments below.
Hazing can include any action or situation created to intentionally cause embarrassment or harassment. Although hazing is a crime in 44 states, more than 100 people have died as a result of hazing-related activities since 1970. A 2008 study by the University of Maine found that 55% of college students involved in clubs, teams and organizations reported experiencing some form of hazing