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  • Military And Fraternity Life
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    Hazing: A Benefit or Burden The concept of hazing has long since been a source of debate, yet it has also served as a means of training designed to save lives. Hazing has been around almost as long as mankind but its formal introduction became most apparent in the military. Hazing is used to bring a group of people together as a unit and teach them a great deal of information in a short amount of time. Hazing is designed as a consequence based teaching method where a mistake leads to harassment ...
  • Must For Every Member Of A Fraternity
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    College Fraternities A fraternity, as defined by the The American Heritage Dictionary is 'a chiefly social organization of male college students, usually designated by Greek letters. ' (pg. 523) This definition, however, is very limited and leaves plenty of space for short sighted people to believe the stereotype conveyed by the popular media, where fraternity members are depicted as drunks who accomplish nothing either scholastically or socially. Unfortunately, both this definition and media po...
  • Members Of A Social Fraternity
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    Fraternities A fraternity is a men's student organization, formed chiefly for social purposes having secret rites and a name consisting of Greek letters. Fraternities get a lot of bad publicity, as with the hazing problems at U.T. Many people think of guys involved in fraternities as stupid, drunken fools running around pulling pranks and partying, but there is another side to fraternities that many people do not see. Fraternities do have plenty of social events, but they also participate in a l...
  • Groups Fraternity Brothers
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    On the October of 1996, members of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity at Texas University traveled to a ranch north of their school to commence the annual initiation of their new pledges. Jonathan Culpepper a leader of their university clan poured a can of beer on John Warren a freshman pledge, and ordered him to do push ups while Culpepper sat on his back. He then pulled up viciously on his underwear, this eventuating two days later in one of his testicles being removed. This story is only one of many ...
  • Fraternity Members
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    College Fraternities College fraternities have always struck me as being an organization of guys who spend their time drinking beer and having their 'social gatherings' (parties). Just moving to Austin recently (which is by no doubt a 'college city') has made me want to know more about the sole purpose of these fraternities. For these reasons I chose to select this culture for my essay. The definition of a fraternity is defined as ' chiefly social organization of male college students, usually d...
  • Senseless Hazing Incident
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    ... surrounded by 'oceans of beer; loud music; sweating and willing women' (De Parle 39). Although, fraternities were founded to be '... an organization that stresses fund-raising and community service, as well as being a social outlet for members... ' (Fraternity Chapter Starts ' I 1). If fraternities are tired of being stereotyped, then they have to work hard in changing their reputation. Fraternities have to show society that they do have a beneficial purpose, and that they are not all about ...
  • Commitments To A Fraternity
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    The Positive Aspects Of Fraternities A college fraternity exists on the premise that a man is by nature asocial being and needs the companionship with his fellow man. A fraternity provides a structure, and an environment in which close friendships can flourish, Bringing each of the fraternity members closer to themselves. It is by no means the only organization in which a student might mature and develop lifelong friends. Just one of the many in which minds are shaped and imaginations flourish w...
  • Fraternity Pledge At A Louisiana University
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    Hazing Hazing is an initiation process involving harassment. This action could, or may, intentionally or unintentionally endanger a student's admission to an organization. Unfortunately hazing has been a common practice across college campuses. Many agree that hazing has no place on campus and should be eliminated. Plain and simple, hazing can be dangerous! Not only does it kill innocent people, it mocks, embarrasses and tortures them. This causes physical, mental, and emotional harm or distress...
  • Anti Hazing Law
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    Hazing has always been seen as a secretive campus activity when it comes to fraternities and pledging. A series of many cases of injuries and deaths related to fraternity hazing activities occurred in the United States over periods of time. 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 college's infrequent knowl...
  • Fraternity Gang Rape Cases
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    Of the 24 documented cases of alleged gang rape by college students in the past 10 years, fraternity men perpetrated 13. The problem of group sexual assault on college campuses mainly occurs in an environment where group behavior and acceptance is important to the men involved, i.e. fraternities (Bechhofer & Parrot 144). Looking at the environment surrounding this type of group one can see what causes the prevalence of this type of assault in fraternities. Why does this violence occur within the...
  • More Typical Hazing Activities
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    When most people hear the term hazing it conjures up images of fraternities. In reality however, hazing occurs in many arenas including fraternities, sororities, the military, athletic teams, and student organizations at both high school and college levels. In fact, hazing incidents are dramatically different from the humorous images many people associate with the term. Hazing, by definition is any action or situation which does not contribute to the positive development of a person by causing m...
  • Fraternity Alcohol
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    The New Fraternity Culture After drinking from a keg of beer stashed in the basement of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity house at the University of Michigan last December, a group of pledges stripped to their boxer shorts and lined up, ready to endure their next torturous test of brotherhood. As two other fraternity members watched, a pledge educator pointed what he thought was an unloaded BB gun at the pledges various body parts. He was simply trying to scare them. When he approached the seventh...
  • Possibility Of Healthy Competition Between Fraternities
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    Any aspect of competition brings forth rivalries, but can there be such a thing as a healthy rivalry between college fraternities? Is it possible for a group of college, testosterone-fueled men to coincide in a competitive environment day in and day out? It may be or it may not. The possibility is definitely out there but the effort is what needs to be improved. Every university that has a stable Greek system knows what happens if massive rivalries break out, and it is in their best interest to ...

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