In the name of pledging, brutal acts are being practised in colleges and universities.
This article compiles some of the brutal hazing acts that happened around the world. Read on!
In University of Vermont, a group of freshers were made to drink warm beer and then perform 'Elephant Walk'.
According to Urban Dictionary elephant walk is an act where "A group of guys formed a straight line and grab the erect cock of the guy in the back of them with one hand and put their thumb in the sphincter of the guy in front of them then they walk in a circle."
Vermont passed an anti-hazing law in 1999, as reported by the Free Republic.
There was one incident reported by ABC News wherein sisters would bring the pledges into a room, ask them to strip off their shirts, make them stand according to their 'boob size' and then make fun of them. Disgusting!
There was one incident reported by The Star-Ledger, where the pledge was told that the beatings would "humble" the person and would build love and trust amongst the sorority sisters.
However, after getting beaten for almost 201 times, a girl's buttocks got covered with blood clots and welts, after which she was taken to the hospital.
As stated in The Tribune, two students of California Polytechnic State University were sentenced to jail after hazing a fresher who died of drinking excess alcohol (alcohol poisoning) in 90-minute.
In 2013, five fraternity members of Baruch College were arrested for killing a fresher. They blindfolded the fresher and made him carry 20 pounds knapsack and speared him plowing head-first into the pledge like a football player.
Things did not end here, they later took him inside the house and after almost an hour took him to the hospital, as reported by Daily News, New York.
A fraternity group at Tulane University poured boiling water mixed with pepper spray, crab boil and cayenne on the back, chest and genitals of the pledges. The pledges suffered second and third-degree burns, as reported by College Confidential.
Bradley Doyley, 21, a student at Buffalo State College, died after pledging to the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, which made him drink some kind of toxic. Few said it was a detergent and others said it was sewer water.
The news was reported by Fox News, U.S.
Alexandra Robbins, the author of the book "Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities," joined a fraternity and started spending time with four sorority girls to have a deeper insight of their life for her book. But later, came to know the humiliation and pain they have undergone in name of hazing.
The pledges had to answer trivia questions and drink straight vodka when they got the question wrong. But if they got enough wrong, they were presented with a Sharpie, a knife, a hammer and a dildo, and would be violated with one of those objects. Robbins reported this incident to ABC News.
There was a game called, 'Old South' organised by Florida State University fraternity where the pledges were made to act like slaves while serving drinks to the fraternity members and later on, they were dropped off to an unknown place with no money or phone, as reported by Tallahassee Democrat.
Derek Elrod, a student of the University of North Texas who was pledging for Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity was made to drink excessive vodka and do countless push-ups in a closed room.
Finally, Elrod called 911 aand reported the incident. In an interview with ThinkProgress, Elrod also told - "I had gotten to the point where I couldn't even lift my own body up. It was the first moment in my life that I could not lift my own body up from the ground."
There was a news reported by The New York Times in 2003, Walter Dean Jennings was forced to drink water in excessive amounts, to the point where he started vomiting, he ended up drinking so much of water that his brain got swelled and he died from water intoxication.