Re: Snipe Hunt Directions
Randy Finder (NARAHT@DRYCAS.CLUB.CC.CMU.EDU)
Sat, 25 Mar 1995 23:29:34 -0500
On Fri, 24 Mar 1995, The Hendra Family wrote:
> Lucas James wrote:
> > Excuse my ignorance, but what is hazing?
> Perhaps you call it by another name -- hazing is when older kids - who are
> established in a group - torture -- emotionally and or physically -- a new
> kid. ie college fraternity initiations.
While College Fraternities do represent a group of organizations that do
occasionally have problems with Hazings, the term "initiation" refering
to a fraternity at the collegiate level normally refers to the specific
ceremony approved and required by the National Fraternity Organization.
As these ceremonies are determined by National Conferences with the help
and advising of Alumni familiar with laws regarding Hazing and who
appreciate risk more fully than undergraduates, I would be very surprised
if any of these National Initiation ceremonies would be against any
Hazing occuring in college chapters is of great concern to the officers
of the National Fraternity in all Fraternities and in some cases can be
more strict than the educational institution that the chapter is at.
Alpha Phi Omega, while different in some ways from Social Fraternities,
has an initiation ceremony. I have seen both a 75 year old advisor and
someone who was blind go through our ceremony and would have no problem
with either of my parents doing so. (And I like my parents :)
Let me know if you would like any more information on this topic.
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