Dartmouth Will Ban Hard Liquor to Try to Curb Campus Sexual Assault

Dartmouth College, one of the many schools grappling with a publicity-unfriendly campus sexual assault problem, has unveiled a new plan to "address harmful behavior" by students. A cornerstone of that plan involves banning hard liquor from campus parties. The administration is also strongly suggesting that the… » 1/29/15 12:30pm 1/29/15 12:30pm

MSU Frat Bros Share Video of Sex Act with Seemingly Intoxicated Girl

A short video clip of a seemingly intoxicated woman performing oral sex on a man while he asks her, "What's the best fraternity at MSU?" is working its way through the internet social app latrines like Yik Yak and Sneak. » 1/23/15 1:50pm 1/23/15 1:50pm

Cal State Northridge Puts All Greek Life Pledging Activities On Hold

The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Cal State Northridge is under investigation after a pledge came forward and reported on a hazing activity. Luckily, nobody was injured in the incident, but as a result, all fraternities and sororities on campus have been banned from any type of pledging or recruitment activities for… » 10/27/14 2:50pm 10/27/14 2:50pm

Clemson University Suspends All Their Fraternities After Student Death

Following the death of student Tucker Hipps, whose body was found after he reportedly disappeared from a fraternity outing, Clemson University has suspended all fraternity activities indefinitely. » 9/24/14 11:40am 9/24/14 11:40am

Fraternities Announce Plan to Train Members to Help Stop Assault

For many people, the word "frat" conjures to mind several horrible images: racist theme parties, hellish bodily fluid-themed hazing activities, rapey events and emails that blatantly encourage sexual predation, etc. Eight college fraternities are hoping to change that: on Tuesday, they announced new training to combat… » 9/23/14 2:10pm 9/23/14 2:10pm

Miss America Admits To Hazing, But Not, Like, Super Bad Hazing

Yesterday, we reported that 2015 Miss America Kira Kazantsev was kicked out of her sorority for abusively hazing pledges. Today, Good Morning America, the marquee morning show on ABC (the network that airs the Miss America pageant), had Kazantsev on to clarify what happened. » 9/23/14 11:10am 9/23/14 11:10am

​Univ. of New Mexico Punishes Women's Soccer Team, Coach Over Hazing

Another college sports team is facing a disciplinary action for a hazing incident that left multiple freshman student athletes in the hospital and led two students to withdraw from the school. » 8/23/14 12:00pm 8/23/14 12:00pm

In 'Historic' Move, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Gets Rid of Pledging

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has a long and storied history of shitty antics at many of its chapters nationwide. This year, however, they've faced heightened scrutiny, which ultimately led to them being labeled the "deadliest" fraternity by Bloomberg News. The bad press apparently escalated so much that SAE… » 3/07/14 6:15pm 3/07/14 6:15pm

Female Sailors Forced To Carry Human Waste In Hazing Ritual

A Navy Commander and another top ranking enlisted sailor have been fired, as fallout continues to grow from a hazing ritual that forced female sailors to march with buckets of human waste. » 12/21/13 3:30pm 12/21/13 3:30pm

No One Learns Anything From Awful Frat Hazing Incident

This is what we talk about when we talk about corrupt Greek life. Last week, Northwestern University's school paper The Daily Northwestern published an extensive look into the history of hazing at the college, prompted by a long-term investigation of the fraternity Phi Delta Theta for events that have occurred over… » 12/07/13 1:35pm 12/07/13 1:35pm

Bro Loses One Of His Balls During Fraternity Hazing

If everyone jumped off a bridge, would you do it? How about if everyone were letting the cool older fraternity brothers snap you in the balls with towels? For one hopeful member of Wilmington College's Gamma Phi Gamma chapter, the kind of peer pressure his mom probably warned him about resulted in him being down one… » 11/07/13 3:20pm 11/07/13 3:20pm

Horrifying Hazing Pics Will Make You Want to Lock Up Your Kids Forever

When we talk about "hazing" in the media, it's usually in pretty abstract generalities—the victims were humiliated, beaten, forced to drink to excess, and so on—but there's nothing quite like a photograph to drive home just what something means. These photos from an investigation into hazing at Inglemoor High School… » 6/21/13 10:50am 6/21/13 10:50am

Rutgers Won't Fire Athletic Director Accused of Emotional Abuse

We all got excited when Rutgers hired Julie Hermann as its Athletic Director; she was only the third female AD ever at a BCS school. Awesome! Then allegations surfaced that Hermann humiliated and emotionally abused players while coaching Tennessee’s women’s volleyball team 16 years ago. Not so awesome. » 5/28/13 3:20pm 5/28/13 3:20pm

Bryn Mawr College Takes 'Hazing' Verrrry Seriously

"Hell Week" is a longstanding tradition at Bryn Mawr, a tiny women's liberal arts college in Pennsylvania with fewer than 2,000 students; some students call the event both "fun and meaningful…" and "one of the greatest moments of their undergraduate career." Radnor Dorm celebrates by holding a "debutante ball" where… » 3/07/13 12:45pm 3/07/13 12:45pm

After Allegations of Hazing, University of Alabama Cancels All Fall…

The University of Alabama takes Greek life very seriously; there are 56 fraternities and sororities on campus, and the school often tops "Best Of" Greek life lists thanks to the community's longstanding tradition of raging hard. Perhaps too hard: University of Alabama's administration canceled all fraternity… » 10/19/12 1:35pm 10/19/12 1:35pm

New Hazing Allegations Help Penn State Continue Impressive Streak of…

Three Penn state students who were all set to graduate have been indefinitely expelled and are facing misdemeanor charges of simple assault and conspiracy for beating up a pledge like they were all starring in Fight Club 2: Greek Life Hell. » 8/08/12 2:30pm 8/08/12 2:30pm

Franklin & Marshall Women's Lacrosse Team Under Fire For Hazing

Amidst the near-daily horror stories of sorority hazing, you don't hear nearly as much about instances of female sports team hazing—but step aside, Duke lax. » 7/07/12 5:30pm 7/07/12 5:30pm

Return of the Bros Riles Columbia Students

After a nearly 51-year hiatus, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a fraternity whose Dartmouth chapter garnered a lot of negative press after former brother Andrew Lohse revealed all the butt beer and vomletes its pledges were forced to consume, is returning to Columbia University, where students are organizing a friendly… » 5/13/12 12:00pm 5/13/12 12:00pm

Would Drying Up Greek Houses Cut Down on Hazing?

The hazing horror story is fast becoming its very own genre of longform journalism, and like any genre, certain expectations need to be met. These chronicles feature insulated, secretive communities (you might even say cults) of young adults seeking some form of social validation and quite willing to subject either… » 4/15/12 5:35pm 4/15/12 5:35pm