Tag Archives: hazing

Should Miss America Kira Kazantsev keep her crown?

Miss America Kira Kazantsev has admitted that she was kicked out of her sorority for hazing violations. This happened last year. Should she be allowed to keep her crown? Share your thoughts.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2014/09/22/report-miss-america-kira-kazantsev-kicked-out-sorority-for-hazing/

Robert Champion was hazed to death…alleged hazers charged with manslaughter

In 2011 Robert Champion was beaten to death by fellow bandmates. He was a victim of hazing. Hazing is nothing new but being beaten to death is a crime and the alleged perpetrators are now being charged with manslaughter. If convicted they could face 15 years in prison.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/04/us-usa-florida-hazing-idUSBRE9231BG20130304

13 charged in the hazing death of Robert Champion

“TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Thirteen people have been charged in the death of a Florida A&M University drum major from DeKalb County who died after being hazed aboard a band bus in Orlando last fall, authorities said Wednesday.” Robert Champion was beaten to death and now the people who participated in that beating will face the consequences. Hazing has gone on forever, but that does not mean that it can not be stopped. It has gone too far and now the ones that beat Champion to death will face the consequences of their deeds.
http://www.ajc.com/news/dekalb/13-charged-in-famu-1429796.html

Hazing is Not going to Stop, Unless Students Stop It

Hazing is as much a part of college life as living in the dorm. Everybody knows it goes on, but nobody wants to talk about. Hazing is cloaked in secrecy and members of fraternities and sororities will not offer details of their experiences. I have asked my husband if he was hazed when he pledged and all my questions are met with silence because once someone crosses over they simply don’t talk. So how can you stop something that you know exists but the participants are sworn to secrecy? The short answer is you can’t. Sure the school will highlight their exisiting rules against hazing, but the truth is unless the students stop it won’t be stopped.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/17/us/drum-major-robert-champions-death-ruled-hazing-homicide.html?partner=rss&emc=rss