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Sigma Alpha Epsilon: Article Analysis

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Ian Lovett states in his article that “Sigma Alpha Epsilon, one of the largest fraternities in the country, said it would no longer permit ‘pledging’ as part of its initiation process for undergraduates.” The change to no longer allow pledging comes at a time when hazing started to become more and more involved and causing nine deaths in the past 10 years. Pledging is a large part of fraternities, it is where the members come from. Josh Hartley, a junior at the University of Southern California where he pledged Phi Gamma Delta said, “The people who are the most committed as pledges turn out to be the most committed as brothers. Without that commitment it turns into a drinking club.” Being a part of a fraternity is more than just drinking and
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