You should ask yourself why you are joining an organization that is so blatantly hazing you. If this is a nationaly recognized organization, you shold check to see if this type of “hell week” is OK by them- I guarantee it is not. Hazing is illegal and unneccesary.
Hopefully this Fraternity is a good fit for you and this week won’t be too bad. Once you are initiated, work on eliminating hazing in your organization- it will only lead to the downfall of your group.
Don’t think that this comes from someone completely outside the Greek system. I am a Fraternity gentleman myself, and I know that when I joined my number one priority was to find an organization that would not haze. I also work with the Greek system at CSU and have seen first hand how hazing will ruin a great Fraternity.
As for the week off, don’t worry about it man- you probably won’t sleep enough to function properly in everyday life, much less train efficiently.
alright i have to put my two cents in here. making pledges clean the frat house or study is not hazing. constantly making someone your bitch the entire semester would be a bit closer to hazing. fucking cleaning YOUR OWN frat house and STUDYING for classes isnt hazing in the slightest.
in fact, coming from a school that has a huge greek scene, as well as huge huge party scene- and transferring out before i failed out, id say that a frat that makes its pledges do nothing but clean the house and study for a week is doing the college community some good. i partied my ass off my first year and didnt study for shit.
second year i cut out the partying completely, still didnt really study or go to class, and did only slightly better. here’s a newsflash for those that have been out of it for a while- theres a lot of kids in college that dont even know how to study-literally! and most kids rooms are fucking shitholes.
forcing kids to study, so that they actually realize how much better they do in class when they do study, and making them clean, so that theyll be more inclined to keep the house from getting shitty in the first place-- thats not hazing, thats fucking helping them.
just so were clear what the difference is, hazing could include the following: beating the shit out of pledges, making them hit something until the bone of their knuckles is showing, shaving off their eyebrows, making them burn themselves with cigarettes, “lines at lineup”, ive even heard of people having to do a circle jerk onto a cracker, last guy to go has to fucking eat it. thats no bullshit, this doesnt even scratch the surface of frat hazing- and even then stupid fucks are lined up to do that shit.
and no, im not greek at all, never was interested. BUT- i really am tired of fucking logging onto this site and seeing people fucking whining about something or the other, and then other fucking people making stupid ass comments. why in the world would a kid want to join a frat that hazes him so bad that he has mandatory studying and cleaning, for only a week…geeez what harsh treatment!
and what the hell, --find out if the organization even allows that? im sure the shit that i gave hazing examples of isnt included in the list of things that these frats allow, but they definitely do them. so what is your suggestion, look up their charter, and if its not allowed run to the frat president and tell him youre going to turn them in?
yea thats a real good fucking way to get in good with your new brothers. any chance you were homeschooled through college, and you were part of some frat there? bitch