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Canada: Frosh Week


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Montreal/Charlottetown: Some students in Quebec were not setting a very good example during Frosh week. Frosh is traditionally a time of parties and student initiation. But, at Bishop’s University, it ended with nine students under arrest. Most are facing alcohol-related charges.

School officials were not impressed. They’ve decided to make changes to the student code of conduct. So if future partiers don’t keep things under control, they could be kicked out of school.

A lot of Universities and Colleges have tried to make Frosh week a much tamer event. At the University of PEI, the week even has a new name, New Student Orientation. It’s still a party but without the alcohol and with fairly strict rules when it comes to student conduct.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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