When people think of hazing at college campuses many people think of the 1970s movie Animal House. In a comedic scene, pledges get hit repeatedly with wooden paddles. This misconception about hazing has spread across college campuses nationwide. The truth is hazing is an issue about which all students need to learn. ?Each year during college fraternity and sorority pledgeships across the country, incidents of violence and mental cruelty are reported to law enforcement officials and campus administration? (Wolf). Hazing continues today due to the fact that most students think of hazing as the norm, fraternities have different views about hazing, and these organizations have different initiation methods.
In order to end hazing, we must learn about what happened in the past and what is still going on in fraternities today. Hazing is a practice that has been around ever since the time of slavery. Only recently has this practice been found by courts to be unethical and banned from college campuses. People today still generalize fraternities with hazing, but few know anything more about it than what they see on the news. At the university level, hazing is basically any
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