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Hazing Growing Problem On College Campuses

Many students would say being the butt of jokes or silly pranks is what it takes to join a campus sorority or fraternity.

But, often the initiation process crosses the line into dangerous hazing -- as it did at one Florida University.

"It's unfortunate that something like that at that chapter would happen with the hazing incident because you always want to instill the morals and values into all of your members, that's what Kappa Alpha  Psi is about,"says Collins McCrary, CSU Kappa Alpha Psi.

During an initiation process, the Florida A&M chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi allegedly beat an inductee with canes, boxing, gloves and fists.

Local Columbus State University fraternities and sororities say hazing has become a common practice on many college campuses.

Now one sorrority is trying to create awareness with an anti-hazing seminars.

"Anything that's going to degrade or demeanor anyone's personality, hurt them or harm them mentally or physically I don't agree with it,"says Jerica McCrary, CSU Alpha Kappa Alpha.

While sorroities and fraternities at Columbus State say they have anti- hazing rules, the University also has a ban.

"A fraternity practicing this should not be on any campus because hazing should not be allowed but at the same time that university shouldn't over react because you can kill student life in the process," says Nigh Matthew, CSU Kappa Sigma.

So while sororities and fraternities are a major part of campus life, hazing may finally go along the wayside.


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