Hazing News

Delta Kappa Epsilon alum turns in chapter

This is a recent development. Student newspaper claims it has video to support a DKE alum’s accusations:

Excerpt A fraternity at Edmonton’s University of Alberta is being accused of subjecting new recruits to severe hazing, according to an article published Thursday by the university’s student newspaper.

The Gateway reports it obtained video footage of alleged hazing incidents involving the Delta Kappa Epsilon, or DKE, fraternity dating back to last January.

The footage allegedly shows members of the fraternity telling incoming members to eat their own vomit, confining them in a plywood box, depriving them of sleep and forcing them to remain in uncomfortable positions for long periods. The video also allegedly shows recruits being yelled at and insulted.

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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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