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Extreme Hazing Behavior Leads to Fraternity Suspensions

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Feb 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

Hazing – it's a tradition in many a fraternity and sorority that has significant repercussions on everyone involved. Although hazing is dangerous and causes humiliation, body harm, and even death, some continue because of the pressure to fit in with their peers. Yet, for some, even being friends with those who haze leads to trouble, and repercussions include suspension or permanent dismissal.

Two Students Suspended on Hazing Charges

Two fraternities at the University of Kansas made national headlines when two students accused of hazing received 5-year suspensions for “extreme and bizarre hazing.” The victims claim that the fraternities committed emotional torture and forced servitude, prompting an investigation by their national chapters.

The fraternities, Phi Gamma Delta and Phi Delta Theta, forced students to sleep in stained bedsheets, slammed them into walls, drink copious amounts of alcohol, and watch disturbing content.

Victims allege that these actions were common knowledge around campus. Being part of the fraternities came with significant safety issues, leading to the eventual suspension. The fraternities have one month to appeal the decision.

While these actions are extreme, hazing, in general, is becoming an unacceptable part of college life, and students are speaking out.

Accusations of Hazing

Accusations of hazing harm a student's job prospects and reputation, even without direct involvement. No college wants the negative publicity or legal issues tied to hazing, mainly when a death or injury occurs.

Because these administrations do not tolerate hazing on campus, they impose heavy penalties against those involved. However, not all members of fraternities and sororities approve of the actions of their peers. Those who did not want to partake in the abuse but felt pressured received the same punishment as the perpetrators.

Employers hesitate to hire applicants with a hazing charge on their transcript, especially if the student is a recent graduate. Moreover, students wishing to pursue graduate studies may have trouble finding acceptance in a college of their choice with a suspension charge.

Contact an Attorney-Advisor

College students with a hazing charge on their transcript or a suspension may have challenges in the future. You may receive disproportionate penalties that damage your reputation if you don't take action.

If you or someone you love faces accusations due to this issue, you need the help of a skilled advisor with experience working on complex cases. Regardless of the allegations, every student must receive due process and have a chance to defend against hazing accusations.

Attorney-Advisor Joseph D. Lento works with students nationwide and understands the unique challenges hazing poses in their defense strategy. Don't wait until it's too late to take action – call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686 for a consultation.

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Joseph D. Lento

"I pride myself on having heart and driving hard to get results!" Attorney Joseph D. Lento passionately fights for the futures of his clients nationwide. Attorney Lento and his team represent students and others in disciplinary cases and various other proceedings at colleges and universities across the United States. Attorney Lento has helped countless students, professors, and others in academia at more than a thousand colleges and universities across the United States, and when necessary, he and his team have sought justice on behalf of clients in courts across the nation. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. Joseph D. Lento is licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, is admitted pro hac vice as needed nationwide, and he can help you or your student address any school-related issue or concern anywhere in the United States.

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