Hazing News

Kappa Alpha Order cracks down on Rhodes hazing

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A former president of Rhodes in the 1970s and 1980s was a big supporter of the Committee to Halt Useless College Killings (CHUCK).  Kudos to KAO for the intervention.

The 22 suspended can reapply for admission to KAO.


On the heels of an ongoing hazing investigation by Kappa Alpha Order officials of the chapter at Rhodes College, the majority of members have been kicked out.

In a concurrent review of the fraternity, all members were re-evaluated, and 22 were “suspended,” according to Larry Wiese, Kappa Alpha’s national executive director. The 22 students can reapply to the fraternity as early as January or as late as 12 months from now, Wiese said.

By Hank Nuwer

Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska 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 current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
Nuwer was named the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists columnist of the year in 2021 for his “After Darke” column in the Early Bird. He also won third place for the column in 2022 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He and his wife Gosia, recently of Union City, Ind., have owned 20 acres in Alaska for many years. “The move is a sort-of coming home for us,” said Nuwer. As a journalist, he’s written about the Alaskan Iditarod sled-dog race and other Alaska topics. Read his musings in his blog at Real Alaska Daily-- and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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