Hazing still continues. Even after the arrests of nine Louisiana State University fraternity members last February, the Rite of Passage still exists.
The arrests took place after incidents that occurred in the fall of 2018. Charged with crimes ranging from assault and battery with a metal pipe to urinating on the pledges you would think that social clubs, fraternities, and sororities would begin to take notice. However, it seems that this is not the case.
On April 28, just a couple of days ago, three fraternity members from Virginia State University’s Kappa Alpha PSI were charged with Rites of Passage crimes including bodily harm. In addition to the arrest, the school has also suspended the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and the Alpha Phi Chapter as the Chapter has ZERO tolerance for hazing.
April 19 of this year saw the death of a hospitalized fraternity pledge, Sebastian Seragin-Bazan. Although there was no alcohol involved in the 19 year olds death, investigators believe the pledge fell and hit his head on a coffee table after being forced to do strenuous exercise.
Education for the Rite of Passage and the End of Hazing
Created to educate social clubs, fraternities, sororities, universities, and colleges about the dangers of hazing. The NMB Foundation believes that with education, anything can change.
Students, teachers, parents, friends, and anyone involved in a hazing situation needs to have education. Education to help end the process. Unfortunately, far too many people believe that hazing is something that occurs and always has. Of course, this is true, but most don’t know how dangerous the Rite of Passage really is.
Education for the End of Hazing
When Nolan Michael Burch passed away after being forced to drink a bottle of whisky in less than hour he went into a coma and never came out of it. The NMB Foundation began so that another tragedy such as Nolan’s doesn’t happen again.
For more information regarding the Nolan Michael Burch Foundation call or click and talk to the NMB Foundation today.