William Torrance 1993- 2012 • 19 years old • Bid night • Alcohol related
Samuel Mason1990-2010 • 20 years old • Pledge applicant • Alcohol related
SO…WHAT IS HAZING• conduct which causes, or is likely to cause: • bodily danger, physical harm, or personal degradation • or disgrace resulting in physical or mental harm to another person • in the course of the other persons preinitiation into, initiation into, affiliation with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in any organization.
“It is nearly impossible to get rid of hazing as a whole”“…Information sessions are boring…” “…Hazing is a secret too well kept..”COUNTERARGUMENTS
OUR STANCE“We recognize:• that it truly is impossible to vanquish the hazing culture, however doing so is not our approach.”• that the purposes of hazing are in fact legitimate, and have no intention to trample on the cause.”
Intentions• healthy team-building• University policies are not to hinder, but to guide• Aid in proper communication between school and student groups• Improve through direct feedback
IntroductionNecessary and Effective Alternatives Student’s Decision New Members Conclusion