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Kappa Kappa Gamma pledge blames KKG and SAE for her close call.

The SAE decision to ban pledging comes at a good time. This week a pledge at the Univ. of Connecticut blamed Kappa Kappa Gamma and Sigma Alpha Epsilon for a close call during an alcohol-laced, blindfolded initiation. Hazing by fraternities and sororities together has led to serious incidents, including a deat at Utah State–Moderator

Here is the NBC report. EXCERPT

A UConn student says she was forced into a night of heavy drinking and ended up in the hospital.

Hillary Holt says when she woke up in a hospital bed, she found out her blood alcohol level had reached nearly three times over .08, the legal limit to drive.

“I could have been dead this morning if I did not end up at the hospital,” said Holt.

The UConn sophomore said it all went down at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon off-campus fraternity house Thursday night where she was led to a room and saw three girls blindfolded.

“It went from a happy moment to very scary in a matter of seconds,” said Holt. “I knew as soon as I entered the room I was going to be hazed.”

Holt accuses members of her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity of forcing her and other girls to drink.

“We had to lay on the floor and sizzle like bacon, hold our ankles, jump up and down,” said Holt. “If we did it right, we had to drink. If we did it wrong, we had to drink.”

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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