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More chapters suspended for being dumb (Hazing) Posted on 12-16-2005
KärolinaPläyboy
charlotte, NC
AKA gets 5 years, SGRho, 7, for illegal intake, hazing activities KAP here today, gone tomorrow By: Danielle Moore Issue date: 11/19/05 Section: News Article Tools: Page 1 of 1 Barely three years after suspending two Greek organizations, Rust College again recently stamped out the activities of two others on campus. Three, in fact, considering the back today, gone tomorrow misfortune of another. The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority campus chapters are now proscribed. Both will not be allowed to carry out or engage in any functions on campus pertaining to their organization. The AKA is suspended for five years and the SGRho, seven years. Dr. Eric Jackson, dean of student affairs at Rust College, said the two organizations violated the college policy on hazing and new membership intake. "They get kicked out because they carried out illegal and unauthorized intake, and they were hazing as well." When asked to explain the different punishment meted out to each, Jackson relates the difference to the severity of the offense. He said that the SGRhos were given lengthier suspension because there was evidence of actual physical ****, but there was no such report regarding AKA. Jackson said the AKAs however engaged in another form of hazing. "AKAs didn't hit their victims, but the Gamma Rhos did. They think they could beat anyone. They physically beat their victims. AKAs hazing is mental and verbal torture, including extortion. Hazing in whatever form is illegal at anytime," Jackson said. "The AKAs forcibly require them to do certain things that are illegal. They could not eat certain things, they are not supposed to talk to a boy, they are supposed to dress in certain way, and they extortioned money from them, including compelling the intakes to buy gifts for members." The sororities are barred from sporting their paraphernalia, chanting their slogan, and hosting any event on campus. The decision to suspend them and the length, Jackson said, was made by the college president Dr. David L. Beckley. "The president steps in and he wants to send a strong message that here on this campus, we are not going to tolerate it. If you haze, you are not going to have an organization." Jackson said that students could get ****, injured, or maimed and the college could get sued. "This is one measure to protect the college from that kind of liability that can happen." Asked if there was any reactions from the regional and national chapters of each organization on the suspension, Jackson said that they have been informed; however, there is not much they can do in this situation. He explained that any sorority or fraternity on any college campus exists only because the college allows them. In addition, the schools have the power to say that Greek life is not permitted at any time deemed necessary. "The regional and national chapters were informed on the situation, but it's the school's ultimate decision to decide whether or not a sorority or fraternity should be suspended from a college campus during mishaps of this sort," he said. Dean Jackson explains the zero tolerance anti-hazing policy. He said no sorority or fraternity is allowed to physically **** anyone during the intake process, take any monies from anyone trying to join that organization, except the intake fee, nor should any sorority or fraternity begin an intake process without the authorization authorization from the school He said there is a memo that is circulated throughout the campus to all students informing them of the designated intake process and time period as approved by the school. The memo fully explains when the intake process begins and ends, and what is permitted and not during the intake process. "They knew about the antihazing policy. They all have the document that lay out the policy on hazing and what they are not supposed to do. It's in the student handbook and the brochure we distribute to everyone." He emphasized, "Each sorority and fraternity is well aware of the information stated in the memo." Soror Keila Crenshaw, the immediate past president of the proscribed AKA campus chapter, said that she was only "mildly informed on what was going on," and that she had no idea or knowledge of the hazing treatment to prospects. She said that she loves her sisters and "it was quite upsetting" to hear that her sorors behaved as alleged. Crenshaw finds the punishment too severe, however. "The entire chapter did not participate in the action, but the accusations were brought up on everyone," she said. Campus advisors to each organization refused to make any public comments on the issue when approached by The Rustorian. In another development, it was a short-lived joy for members of the Kappa Alpha Psi when the organization made a comeback last spring after a three-year hiatus on campus. Twelve new members were inducted including a new campus advisor. But, this fall the organization got axed again for a repeat violation of the anti-hazing policy. This time the fraternity is slapped with a five-year suspension by the college administration. According to one member, the suspension is unfair. "What happened did not occur on Rust campus, and the organization is not even directly involved."
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Change from boston, MA replied on 12-23-2005 06:54PM [Reply]
u can't justify mentally **** someone it's **** a mature person wouldn't put up with it at all and it takes an immature person to inflict that on someone congrats your org is nothing more than immature males who only feel like they're somebody when they're inflicting **** on others alphas suck that is NOT brotherhood in any sense of the word
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tdx5000 from oakland, CA replied on 12-23-2005 11:46PM [Reply]

Change wrote:
u can't justify mentally **** someone it's **** a mature person wouldn't put up with it at all and it takes an immature person to inflict that on someone congrats your org is nothing more than immature males who only feel like they're somebody when they're inflicting **** on others alphas suck that is NOT brotherhood in any sense of the word
:-k
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theTRUTH replied on 12-24-2005 12:07AM [Reply]
Change wrote:
u can't justify mentally **** someone it's **** a mature person wouldn't put up with it at all and it takes an immature person to inflict that on someone congrats your org is nothing more than immature males who only feel like they're somebody when they're inflicting **** on others alphas suck that is NOT brotherhood in any sense of the word
Point well taken but my question to you is... 1.) If there were no hazing involved with these organizations would you join? 2.) And do you honestly feel there would be a brotherhood aspect if you just sign up, pay your money and get a membership card?
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Change from boston, MA replied on 12-24-2005 01:53PM [Reply]
of course i would the org is about brotherhood and/or sisterhood right? doing constructive stuff together such as community service and what not? where does hazing fit into this equation? if anything, not hazing says a lot more about an org says they do not have to stoop that low and that they are not there to physically or mentally harm people who are supposed to become their frat/soror which is why all of them fake the funk and say they are non hazing orgs when they know DAMN WELL that they are it's a damn shame and really makes Black orgs look bad even though i feel like i kinda answered question 2 let me address it directly yes there would be a brotherhood because yous are all members and yous all are actively partipcating in different acitvities (positive ones) again, where does hazing fit in with this? and all that nitpicking and not choosing people because they don't "look" the part is shallow and takes away from an org the org is about 3 factors and looks is NOT one of em
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theTRUTH replied on 12-24-2005 04:49PM [Reply]
Change wrote:
of course i would the org is about brotherhood and/or sisterhood right? doing constructive stuff together such as community service and what not? where does hazing fit into this equation? if anything, not hazing says a lot more about an org says they do not have to stoop that low and that they are not there to physically or mentally harm people who are supposed to become their frat/soror which is why all of them fake the funk and say they are non hazing orgs when they know DAMN WELL that they are it's a damn shame and really makes Black orgs look bad even though i feel like i kinda answered question 2 let me address it directly yes there would be a brotherhood because yous are all members and yous all are actively partipcating in different acitvities (positive ones) again, where does hazing fit in with this? and all that nitpicking and not choosing people because they don't "look" the part is shallow and takes away from an org the org is about 3 factors and looks is NOT one of em
I DEFINITELY agree with you on the part about Greeks claiming to be non-hazing organizations when in reality--wait, I'm not going to go there...but anyway, in regards to the part of your post that said there would be a brotherhood aspect just because you all are members is not necessarily true. I say this because if I do a service project with you, throw a party and put on a "___ Week" does that automatically make us brothers? Do we automatically have an unbreakable bond? In my opion, no...and thats where the "membership intake process" comes into play.
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Change from boston, MA replied on 12-24-2005 10:20PM [Reply]
alright i typed out a golden response yet got the page can't be displayed crap came up so to sum it up by going to meetings together doing community service together throwing parties together naturally, you all will become close and like brothers but if u still wanted a membership process team building activies FINE unity exercises FINE hazing- NOT COOL hazing is very unnecessary i don't see how it proves anything u wanna see how devoted one is to a frat watch how active they are when it comes to giving back to the community and what suggestions they offer at meetings and what not taking an **** whooping doesn't prove sh!t
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iiiswideshut replied on 01-13-2006 09:19AM [Reply]
Hazing occurs regularly whether we accept it or not. Life is a man or woman's greatest hazer. Fraternities used to prepare you for life and acted as an appropriate challenge for a young person looking for a confidence builder. That is why young men used to go off to war to make the jump from boy to man. Hazing sets a price for membership and then lets members know who really desires membership or not. The military has been proclaimed as the countries largest fraternity and they still haze daily. Because to change people you remove their comfort zone. Frats are like military units in that they build some group dynamics by taking away some individuality. This requires somebody to sacrifice. When I pledged I sacrificed a great deal but gained more in the relatioships that were forged in the sacrifice like any group of people who experience a significant moment. While people are in college they are usually the poorest that will ever be and that usually is hazing in itself, forcing people to go in on meal or case of beer. All hazing of one kind or another! The elimination of hazing times changing people and people changing times,,,, but,,, as a man I appreciate daily the most vicarious I endured to gain membership in the Pershing Rifles, and other orgs I wont mention. There is some truth to if it does not **** you it will only make you stronger. Now if a life is lost in the process it is a sure sign that the person doing the hazing is a fool and the organization has produced the same! The history of hazing is the history of mankind!
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replied on 01-13-2006 06:40PM [Reply]
If you allowed me to drill some line folks... I garuntee you they would all quit, and I wouldn't lay a hand on them nor interfere with their school.
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XP1988 replied on 01-14-2006 12:03AM [Reply]
Change wrote:
alright i typed out a golden response yet got the page can't be displayed crap came up so to sum it up by going to meetings together doing community service together throwing parties together naturally, you all will become close and like brothers but if u still wanted a membership process team building activies FINE unity exercises FINE hazing- NOT COOL hazing is very unnecessary i don't see how it proves anything u wanna see how devoted one is to a frat watch how active they are when it comes to giving back to the community and what suggestions they offer at meetings and what not taking an **** whooping doesn't prove sh!t
As much as people be crackin on Change, he/she be makin some very valid points... I actually agree with everything he/she said.
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Pretty Kitty from landover hills, MD replied on 01-15-2006 04:08PM [Reply]

WileECoyote06 wrote:
Change wrote:
willy physical scars go away mental scars stay a lot longer "kicked off" what the hell smh damn shame
If a pledge puts that much credence and self esteem in the comments of a nother human being, they should drop line and return the next year when they are mature enough to handle it.
I agree with that
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