And This One Time, You Weren’t Supposed To Glorify Hazing

September 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

“I don’t care what you’ve seen on television. There will be no hazing here. And if you think I am bullshitting you, ask your captain. I will not have my freshmen worried about living on this campus.”
I was in attendance for the first team meeting of the new school year, and our assistant basketball coach started the meeting with that. And in essence, it’s that simple. If you are made aware that there will be obvious harsh (judging by the inflection and tone of the coach) punishments, you are probably less inclined to do it.
And the punishments are very harsh. On most campuses, Hazing results in immediate suspension, as well as a permanent notation on your transcript. If you apply for grad school or your first job, and they ask for a transcript, they will know that you are a coward who had to haze someone to somehow enhance your own machismo.
So at an institutional level, there is a unanimous anti-hazing movement; but there ...

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