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04/30/2013 01:39 pm ET

Naked Sweethearts & Mud Crawls: A Small College's Big Hazing Problem | Jezebel

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Anonymous posters on Greek Life forums have long swapped rumors about the horrific hazing at Young Harris College, a tiny private college up in Appalachia run by former Georgia Secretary of State and failed gubernatorial candidate Cathy Cox. Now, a potent new lawsuit alleges that YHC administrators turned a blind eye — and some even joined in the fun — as sorority members made rushees sit naked on washing machines while they marked the jiggling parts of their bodies, male pledges engaged in human centipede-style "elephant crawls" through freezing cold creeks, and students dropped out of classes due to the emotional and physical stress of participating in Greek Life.

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