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Pledging

5 Things Your College-Bound Kids Can Do To Put An End to Hazing Now

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 08.04.2016 | Parents
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Here we go again. Summer is coming to an end, which means that colleges and universities are gearing up to welcome-in the new student bodies for the new school year. While the Administration is preparing for housing, meal-plan and class-scheduling issues, those involved in Greek Life (fraternities and sororities) are preparing for "rush."

How to End Hazing in Fraternities and Sororities

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 12.03.2016 | Education
Glenn C. Altschuler

The "probationary" period, when pledges are especially vulnerable to harassment and intimidation, should end. Testimony of alumni to the contrary notwithstanding, hazing is neither an effective, safe nor fair way to promote knowledge of the chapter and deep and enduring friendships with members.

When Will Hazing End?

Chelsea Hirsch | Posted 02.19.2013 | College
Chelsea Hirsch

There's no need for hazing to continue. Despite popular belief, it is not a right of passage. I can proudly say that I was not hazed, and I don't feel like any less of a sister because of that. If anything, I feel better about being part of an organization where I am valued and respected.

The Real Pledge Prep

Chelsea Hirsch | Posted 12.26.2012 | College
Chelsea Hirsch

Realistically, I'm probably not the only girl out of the 285,543 members of a Panhellenic organization who had no idea what a sorority was -- let alone what recruitment was or how to go about it.