By: Genevieve Scholl
Hello everyone. I just wanted to do a little bit of a follow up of the Bullying blog that I posted yesterday. Today, in my Criminal Law class, we learned about the criminal repercussions of hazing and I would like to share it with you today, since it is a big deal on college campuses.
Hazing is a serious offense. It is defined as, various ritual and other activities involving harassment, abuse, or humiliation used as a way of initiating a person into a group. This happens a lot on college campuses when it comes to sororities, clubs, and sports. It is ridiculous and unnecessary. Whatever happened to proving yourself in a civilized way? I mean, honestly, what does it prove to a sorority when you sit naked, duct taped to a chair, and blindfolded? Let’s help end that bullying I mentioned and find cleaner, nicer, more polite and efficient ways of initiations. For example, send your pledges out on a mission to find something to help the sorority or even just sit down one day and talk as a group about what you want to accomplish in this world. Is it too much to ask to expect us to act like grown-ups?
If you experience a hazing, see one take place, hear about one that might happen in the future please contact campus safety and the police. Help stop the useless and humiliating act.