Hazing in universities across the nation has become an increasingly dangerous ritual that is seemingly becoming more difficult to put an end to due to its development into an "underground" activity. Though a regular activity in the seventies, hazing, a possible dangerous act of initiation to a group, has now become an activity that is banned in thirty-nine states (Wagner 16). However, this ritual has not been stopped or become less severe. In fact it is becoming more dangerous. Since it has been banned, with many colleges imposing their own penalties against those participating in it, many fraternities and sororities have pursued this activity in an underground fashion. Since these groups have gone underground, some victims of these
Students involved in clubs, fraternities, sororities, and organizations experience hazing. In fact, 55% those college students involved in clubs, teams and organizations experience hazing. Hazing is any action taken or any situation created intentionally that causes embarrassment, harassment or ridicule and risk emotional, or physical harm to members of a group or team, whether new or not, regardless of the person’s willingness to participate. Hazing can occur in high school, intercollegiate, or even professionally. As an individual, you have to know what is hazing. What is going over the edge? Am I doing anything illegal? Or is this causing emotional or physical distress or stress to myself or to others? Hazing, even though its tradition,
Federal Laws against Hazing Hazing is a very serious issue throughout America. Hazing, by definition, is any action or situation, with or without the consent of the participants, which recklessly, intentionally, or unintentionally endangers the mental, physical, or academic health or safety of a student (U of Michigan). Hazing
Hazing in universities across the nation has become an increasingly dangerous ritual that is seemingly becoming more difficult to put an end to due to its development into an “underground” activity. Though a regular activity in the seventies, hazing, a possible dangerous act of initiation to a group, has now become an activity that is banned in thirty-nine states (Wagner 16). However, this ritual has not been stopped or become less severe. In fact it is becoming more dangerous. Since it has been banned, with many colleges imposing their own penalties against those participating in it, many fraternities and sororities have pursued this activity in an underground fashion. Since these groups have gone underground, some victims of these
Hazing as we know it today is most commonly to initiate members into a fraternity, sorority, or club of some sort. Hazing’s roots go into Ancient Greece when Plato first observed the occurrence and wrote about it in one of his works. The first sign of the term “hazing” appeared in the 16th century, when veteran soldiers would harass new sailors whenever the weather would create a haze. The integration of hazing in American society occurred in the 19th century after the Civil War. Before the war, university fraternities were a place to exchange ideas which most students did not find too engaging. After the war, the meaning of university fraternities had evolved to strengthen bonds with one another. The war put not optimal events and situations, which made soldiers strengthen bonds between one another. Fraternities would often replicate the traumatic events that occurred during the war to strengthen bonds between the recruits and the organization. The fraternities would base hazing rituals on stories their fathers or grandfathers who had participated in the war. Three hazing related deaths occurred in the
Hazing Hazing is usually about supremacy and dominance, this is to make those in charge postulate that they are formidable. Though a small amount may not be included majority of college delta clubs are guilty of the act of hazing. In order to be in a certain organization, people might be asked to perform dangerous ceremonies. According to the author Ally Hirschlag, a former pledge Britteny Starling, was forced to pretend as if she was a human trash can and mop. She would clean juice from the ground and accumulate the waste from other sister’s using only her fingers and pouches. They weren’t finished with her yet, she had to stay awake all night without permission for the bathroom, to make things worse she had to stand all night. When Brittney’s leg couldn’t handle it anymore one of the so called sisters smashed her ankle causing injury. Due to this she sued, which shut down Zeta Phi Beta sorority located at the University of California. This event shows that these so called sisters just want to feel in control, the tasks set for the pledges is a test of courage WRONG, It’s for the pleasure of someone else’s satisfaction. Hazing is ABUSE; it lowers one’s standards and makes them a slave towards their so called “brothers/sisters”. Her not being able to use the bathroom, while standing up is cruel. The fact that one of her sisters hit her on the ankle when she couldn’t take it anymore was evil. An associate (sister) is meant to help the pledges guide them and show them the
Hazing has been around for a while and it seems as if it won’t go away anytime soon. Hazing is defined as “any assumption of authority by a student whereby another student suffers or is exposed to any cruelty, intimidation, humiliation, embarrassment, hardship or oppression or is required to perform
In February of this year, a 19-year-old brother at the fraternity’s Cornell University chapter died following a ritual in which he was kidnapped by several pledges and given alcohol each time he incorrectly answered a question about the fraternity. During this process, he was blindfolded and his hands and feet were tied. His blood-alcohol level was four-times the legal driving limit in New York. In the article “Safe and Sound” there was another incident ‘Florida A&M University (FAMU), which was under fire a few years ago for an incident in which a member of the school’s marching band was killed during hazing.’ Also in the other article ‘High School, Where Hazing is Amazing’ it says that 10 students had felony charges for hazing freshman on the basketball and baseball teams. Hazing is a huge problem it is basically strenuous, humiliating, task of a program/group of beyond hard physical training and initiation. This problem needs to be solved because there has been many of deaths and sever injuries from this type of ‘activity’ being performed. In the “Prevent deaths, lawsuits by tackling Greek hazing issues” they said “Inform your behavioral
Is Hazing something that’s important to you ? What about Black Greek Letter Associations ? Hazing is the imposition of strenuous, often humiliating, tasks as part of a program of rigorous physical training and initiation. Hazing is illegal if you didnt know. According to Lawyers.com- In many
a racialized and gendered analysis of violent hazing and the law, 1). Hazing has become a major issue because of the continuous injuries sustained by the people involved. Several have been subjected to involuntary harassment and have been violated, both physically and emotionally. The sad part here is that these people that have been basically abused don't even see this as a wrongful act done to them or feel as if they can't prevent it due to fear. "Hazing victims may also feel that they have no right to say no," (Stand up against hazing: hazing is a socially sanctioned form of bully you can help cycle,1). The people doing the hazing may see this as a form of entertainment, or may feel compelled to deliver the hazing because it may have been something they have gone through and experienced themselves. By engaging in hazing activities, it allows these individuals to feel as if they are a part of something and aren't all by
1,954 words Along with many other so called traditions in this world hazing is one behavior that has just gotten out of control. With the way the world is today, and how long hazing has been going on I believe it will never be stopped. Hazing is involved in so many
Today’s society views hazing as a terrible way to treat another person. When presented in a different light, hazing might not be as unfavorable as it seems. A recent study at the University of Dayton shows that “1.5 million high school students are hazed each year; 47% of students came to college already having experienced hazing” (“Center”). With these statistics, there is no wonder people have a view on this situation. Hazing is certainly a problem in modern America, but despite the issues with it, there are positive takeaways. Colleges and other organizations are largely known to encounter hazing, in fact, “55% of college students involved in clubs, teams and organizations experience hazing” (“Center”). These organizations most likely have separate groups within them, which create their own rules of operation. Hazing adds in with the mix when these rules are created, to bring the team or group closer together. Hazing creates a sort of common identity between each of the team members. In addition to the bond that’s made between members, hazing also weeds out the ones who don’t intend on committing to the group (Marchell). When the new members face a difficult task they have the choice to complete it or leave. When faced with this decision, the committed people are the only ones to fit in with the group. Also, with new members attempting admission into these groups frequently, the better part of them have an egotistical mindset. When the new members are hazed, the
Hazing has grown to become a major social problem. Recent incidents have been documented in marching bands, religious cults, and other types of clubs. Reports of hazing
Throughout all levels of sports, there has always been an unfortunate tradition of hazing the first year students. Hazing happens in high school, college, as well as the pros. In most cases hazing is a harmless act to embarrass someone, but can also lead to serious damage to a team or group. There have been cases where hazing has gone as far as having to take players to the hospital or even death. Almost all serious cases of hazing involve beating or forcing someone to consume an insane amount of alcohol. Hazing has been looked at as a harmless way of getting a player used to the team, but can be done in awful ways if the players cannot control themselves.
Hazing is defined as any action taken or any situation created intentionally that causes embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule and risks emotional and/or physical harm to members of a group or team. Many people have become a victim of this horrific act. While it may start as a fun tradition that is performed in different groups, it can become very tragic. Hazing takes place in high schools, sports, and fraternities which has led to an increase in media attention due to victims revealing personal accounts of hazing incidents.