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Feeling the Need to Fit In Hazing is beginning to hit close to home for some people here in the United States We used to think that hazing was just something with which only fraternities and sororities had a problem That is a total myth We also tend to believe that hazing is just some little foolish prank that sometimes goes wrong That is another myth Hazing is an act of power and control over others it is victimization It is pre-meditated and not accidental Hazing is abusive degrading and often life threatening Myths and Facts 1 Hazing has left many colleges wondering what is going on under the administrations noses LSU is one of those universities asking what is going on in our fraternities People joining these fraternities are being told that a paddling would toughen them up The mother of a twenty year old at Louisiana State University said that repeated beatings of her twenty-year-old son in the name of brotherhood left him with an open wound seven inches around and a half-inch deep on his buttocks that required two surgeries including a skin graft to repair LSU Frat 1 Why people are volunteering to have their bodies beaten to gain friends is mind boggling to a lot of people and administrative personnel Another incident involving a fraternity happened at the campus of Georgia State University A twenty-year-old GSU sophomore is recovering after being beaten with a cane by five fellow students In this incident another young man wanted to belong to a so called brotherhood so he allowed five people to beat him with a cane Since when did brothers begin to beat their younger brothers to a pulp This young man now lies in the hospital with serious injuries to his buttocks stomach and legs This man is also having blood in his urine as a result of this incident GSU Student 1 Hazing
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