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Hazing subjecting newcomers to abusive or humiliating tricks and ridicule has always been seen as a secretive campus activity when it comes to fraternities and pledging As a result Dr Mark Taff resorted in his article that a series of 168 cases of injuries and deaths related to fraternity hazing activitiesoccurred in the United States between 1923 and 1982 2113 Young college men are being hospitalized and even worse dying just for a couple of friends that give them a sense of belonging The major causes of hazing are the students wanting a sense of belonging in a big college campus the colleges infrequent knowledge of what occurs in fraternities and the unwillingness of fraternities to change tradition Since hazing has been around for more than a century one cannot expect the practice of hazing to stop all together It will probably take years before hazing perishes from the fraternity scene Nevertheless until an end is put to hazing solutions can be used to make hazing less common until it no longer exists These solutions that may be able to put an eventual stop to hazing in the long run are better education about fraternity hazing stricter laws to prevent hazing from occurring and more intervention from college administrators Stories of hazing incidents are all too common in the news media today It would not be out of the ordinary upon opening the newspaper to read the testimony of some fraternity pledges We were taken to a deserted park and blindfoldedWe sat on our knees for an hour Then they began slapping us on the back of our necks real hard and then they started pouring hot wax down our back Milloy CL Also an article stating that A sophomore at Alfred University in New York was locked in a car trunk with two others and told to drink a bottle of Jack Daniels wine and a six-pack of beer one wintry night in 1978
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