College’s traditional rites of passage in need of a makeover

Rape continues to be a problem on college campuses, fraternities continue to perpetuate a dangerous hazing culture and underage drinking is tolerated at a majority of universities. Why is it that even though there are groups advocating for better sexual violence prevention and education on drugs and alcohol, American universities and colleges are plagued by these systemic issues?

Peter Dissinger | Contributing Writer

SAE voices support for nationwide ban on pledge activities

While the campus chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon can no longer hold pledging events following a nationwide ban on the practice from the fraternity’s headquarters, members are taking the change in stride.

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Hazing and drug abuse allegations against Sigma Alpha Mu remain undisclosed to public, fraternity members

The national Sigma Alpha Mu organization suspended its chapter at Washington University following allegations of drug abuse and hazing, according to a letter sent from the national fraternity to members of the chapter and the University. Washington University officials confirmed that they are investigating members of the fraternity in an ongoing investigation but said it […]

Hazing at Dartmouth

Recently, Rolling Stone published an article on a sordid affair involving a Dartmouth fraternity member, Andrew Lohse of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and his efforts to shut down heinous hazing practices.

WUPD connects assault with possible hazing

A Washington University Police Department investigation found that a student assault on Oct. 30 was connected with a prior incident of possible hazing by members of an on-campus fraternity.

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