Mar 09 2011
I was in a fraternity once upon a time.Â Most of my buddies were in fraternities once upon a time.Â We all did some stupid stuff back on those days.Â Â We got hazed like anyone else.Â And thankfully we all came out alive and virtually unscathed.
But in recent years college hazing is not so lighthearted.Â In fact, it’s downright scary.Â Â I’m not 100% sure what can be done about it but measures have got to be taken to curb it a little more.
Here are five brutal examples of college hazing…..
Sharpie Marker Assault
It’s common for college kids to get hazed with Sharpie Markers.Â In fact it’s kind of funny.Â Â You see the pictures all over the internet.Â A kid will get kind of drunk and his friends will cover him up with stupid stuff written with Sharpie markers.Â Â However, sometimes it’s taken to the extreme. In 2002, seven football players from Methodist College in North Carolina were arrested on hazing charges for restraining a freshman, stripping him of his underwear, writing all over his butt and smacking it numerous times.Â To seal the deal he was “sexually assaulted” with the markers, if you catch my drift.
Sororities Can be Cruel
Sororities can be just as vicious as fraternities when it comes to hazing their pledges.Â Â Â The Hazing Prevention Center (which is a real place) receives tons of emails every year regarding obscene incidents.Â One time they got an email describing a girl who was told by her sorority that she either had to use a dildo in front of her sorority sisters or take a bump of cocaine.Â Not cool.
The Elephant Walk
To this day the elephant walk is gonna rank very high on my list of the most cruel things you can do to haze a person.Â Not to mention most homoerotic.Â I mean why subject people to this?Â According to the Urban Dictionary, this is one form of the “Elephant Walk”.Â A group of males walks in a straight line, each person putting one thumb in their mouth and the other thumb inside the anus of the male in front of them.Â Any questions?
People think that paddling can be ha ha funny.Â It’s just a slap in the ass right?Â Wrong.Â I’ve had it done to me and when it’s taken to extreme levels it’s not even remotely funny.Â It’s downright abusive.Â Â Here’s an example of a sorority girl who got seriously paddled.Â After seven nights of beatings and being struck a total of 201 times, the pledge went to the hospital because she was no longer able to sit due to the blood clots and welts all over her buttocks.Â Ouch.
Alcohol in General
Don’t get me wrong.Â Getting drunk in college is a virtual rite of passage.Â There’s nothing wrong with tying one on.Â Hell there’s nothing wrong with making your buddies take a shot here and there.Â Â But when you are endangering people’s lives then you really have to draw the line somewhere.Â An extreme example would beÂ Adam Marszal and Russell Taylor, two former students at California Polytechnic State University, who were sentenced to jail after hazing a freshman who died of alcohol poisoning while pledging Sigma Alpha Epsilon.Â The boy, 18, died after drinking large amounts of alcohol in 90 minutes. Â That kind of stuff just has to stop.
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