Hazing News

Reverse hazing death takes course as pledges face responsibility for death of a member

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Desdunes was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity who was found deceased on a couch in the library of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity during the morning hours of February 25, 2011.

Representatives of fraternity did not appear in court and a corporate summons will be issued.

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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