Hazing and Greek Organizations on Campus

A hazing scandal has prompted the Binghamton University to suspend pledging at all of its fraternities and sororities.

I just came across this report from the New York Times detailing alleged hazing at Binghamton University. The scandal has prompted the university to suspend pledging at all of the school’s fraternities and sororities.

Some of the quotes in the article are truly disturbing.

“I was hosed, waterboarded, force-fed disgusting mixtures of food, went through physical exercises until I passed out, and crawled around outside in my boxers to the point where my stomach, elbows, thighs and knees are filled with cuts, scrapes and bruises,” said one student to the news source.

The school’s assistant director of Greek life told the New York Times, “My entire tenure from start to finish, I was scared to death that someone was going to die.”

The paper is reporting that students and parents sent numerous e-mails to Binghamton University officials pleading with them to reign in the alleged hazing.

Read the full story.

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Robin Hattersley Gray

Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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