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Louisville Suspends TKE Chapter For Some Of The Weakest Hazing Allegations Yet

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To start this off, I’d like to make the definition of hazing very clear. According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of hazing is as follows: “the practice of playing unpleasant tricks on someone or forcing someone to do unpleasant things.” Now that I have shared that, these allegations will seem even more ridiculous.

The University of Louisville suspended its Tau Kappa Epsilon chapter yesterday after photos surfaced of their pledges cheering at a game or pep rally while shirtless and wearing the fraternity’s letters painted across their torsos. Hold your shock. That’s not all this heinous chapter is accused of requiring of their pledges.

From Wave3 News:

“They also were required to serve as ‘designated drivers’ if the brothers were drinking, and to carry red binders—essentially a pledge manual,” Mardis said.

I should’ve slapped a NSFW tag on this article. The allegations are truly fucking horrifying. Requiring pledges to keep drunk drivers off of the road?! Carrying a pledge manual?! Shut these motherfuckers down.

The loser that said those words quoted above is Michael Mardis, the Dean of Students at Louisville, otherwise known as the idiot responsible for suspending the chapter over some of the weakest hazing allegations I’ve ever come across. They couldn’t even find evidence that they made a pledge drink a beer? Hell, maybe they were forced to wear certain clothes to class. Those dipshits at the university don’t even have that to level against the fraternity. This is new level bullshit.

Our buddy Mardis had the following to say about the fraternity.

“There was this environment, this expectation that you’re required to do these things,” Mardis said. “And if you don’t do those things you might not be able to become a member.”

He wrapped it up with this gem:

But Dean of Students Michael Mardis concedes many people might not consider the allegations “hazing.”

Those people are called “men,” Michael. Fuck your allegations.

If this is the road we’re heading down, it’s about to be a scary time for Greeks.

[via Wave3 News]

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Bogey Wells

Bogey Wells is a Senior Freelance Writer for TFM News and a former summer pledge intern at TFMHQ. His Spotify playlists are pure garbage. Email:

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