L ast year in the US, four freshman 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? Many of the young men they attract will go on to work in politics, finance and law-making, sometimes at the highest level.
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Skip to this video now. Play Video. Frat member who pleaded guilty in hazing death escapes jail time. Ex-frat member pleads guilty in hazing death. Former Penn State fraternity member Ryan Burke has entered the first guilty plea in connection with the death of pledge Tim Piazza. Video allegedly shows high school student beaten in hazing incident in locker room.
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Post a Comment. Fraternities throughout the s engaged in many initiation activities that were "rites of passage" for the new pledges. These rites were believed to create a special bond between the brothers as evidenced by similar hazing in fire departments and in military units throughout the years. None of these hazing activities were considered gay in nature and, in fact, most fraternities did not accept gay members. The rule was "As long as you're not gay, it's O.
Mark Simpson wants to be be soundly smacked with a paddle. When I joined my local rugby team, I was made to do terrible, awful things. Even now, all these years later, I feel distressed and choked up recounting what happened.