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Recent news media reports have shed light on the hidden side of college life. They have exposed how secret practices of college fraternities have damaged or in some cases extinguished young promising lives. As fraternity hazing practices are leaving the shadows and coming into the light, more and more people are seeking compensation for the damages that these practices have caused. In many cases, fraternity hazing has led to physical abuse, sexual abuse, and forced individuals to abuse alcohol or other illicit substances.

Why Is Hazing a Problem?

Some look at hazing as a harmless part of college life. Boys will be boys they say. If it was only so innocent. The truth of the matter is that over the past few years, more than 50 people in the United States have died as a result of college hazing. The practices that take place in both fraternities and sororities have left people emotionally and physically scarred for life. It is not uncommon for the victims of hazing to report feeling emotionally disturbed, battling depression, and having physical scars, paralysis, and posttraumatic stress as a result of their abuse.

When colleges or the fraternities and sororities that allow or encourage this activity are confronted by the seriousness of college hazing, they deny everything. It is not uncommon for the famous “Code of Silence” to rear its ugly head. In addition to denying that a vicious hazing incident took place, these organizations will often actively engage in a cover-up, hiding facts and intimidating others to keep the truth of the situation quite. In some cases, fraternity and sorority members or pledges are forced to take an oath of fidelity and secrecy to the organization.

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