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Delta Sigma at the University of Georgia is in hot water right now for, well, some hazing involving cold water. How many times do we need to say it? Don’t immerse your pledges in trash cans filled with ice water. Come one, guys. It’s not that hard.
The members of the chapter may be facing some serious criminal charges after some events that “definitely put people at risk,” to quote UGA Chief of Police Jimmy Williamson. According to reports, pledges were forced to get into large trash cans that had been filled with ice water. Then, they had to recite oral knowledge verbatim pertaining to their fraternity’s history. Those who were able to recite the knowledge quickly were allowed to get out quickly. Those who took longer were forced to stay in the icy water longer.
I get that the members of the chapter wanted to test the pledges’ knowledge of their fraternity’s history. That’s just part of the new member education process. But immersing them in cold water? I don’t know, man. That just seems a little too, what’s the word? Oh, likely to be the kind of thing that gets you kicked off campus.
You may be wondering how the authorities were tipped off about this incident. In fact, some of you may have guessed. A pledge told his mom. Yeah, I know. Fucking pledges. He told his mom, his mom told the school, and you know how it went from there.
As of Sept. 26, the Delta Sigma Phi chapter at UGA has been suspended. The chapter and its members are being investigated by local authorities, the school, and their national organization.
Just a reminder, guys: don’t immerse your pledges in freezing cold water for extended periods of time. Just a little PSA..
[via Online Athens]
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