What's the deal with American college hazing?

As a Brit I always wondered about "hazing" at college in the USA.

Obviously the (basically) porn videos aren't representative, but films and true anecdotes seem to paint hazing as a super humiliating ritual.

Does this actually happen? or what DOES actually happen?

We don't really have it in our universities, besides sports team making new recruits drink a lot.

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Superb Opinion

  • This probably came from the "mother land" in the first place and goes back ages. This is something that the VAST majority of people in modern US do not experience. I think it probably still exists in fraternities, and possibly military academies, but nowhere else. It's pretty much in the distant past.

    In the US, there has been a lot of effort to eliminate hazing where it still exists. There has been a lot of laws to reduce it. I don't know how successful it's been. But I have to stress that it's a very small minority of people who experience it, and those are people who voluntarily enter into those situations.

    I have no idea what porn has to do with it. Hazing is completely unrelated to porn.

Most Helpful Guy

  • It does to a point. Nothing like porn or the American Pie movies. But the over drinking and stuff like that sure. They call it initiation.

    I agree on some sort of initiation. But nothing that would be considered hazing.

    A fraternity and sorority are like a private club. Nothing wrong with an initiation. But also as one being selected by them, supposedly you have to keep grades up and etc... If you can't do that you are kicked out.

    That's how its supposed to work, but only in a perfect world.

Most Helpful Girls

  • I think it’s different all over the world. I moved to America after college and heard some stories. Where I went to college they had common rituals that looking back can be seen as a little crazy 😝

    • What kind

    • Where did you go to college? And if you don't mind... what did you hear?

    • First year in Belarus, finish in Argentina

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  • Yeah, that’s not a real thing. To some level in fraternities or sororities sure. But no, you will never see anything in reality like what you may see in movies. Especially in porn.

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  • Obviously the (basically) porn videos aren't representative. Ehh depends on the college I've heard some stories.

    But overall I couldn't say I went to a institution (not the mental kind) and not a college so I couldn't say.

    • Really? what sorta things did you hear?

    • More or less what you see in the videos.

  • Basically what ur sports team does to to the new recruits but less dangerous.. I’ve never been in frat but I’ve asked what the new guys do, it’s clean up the mess after the party is all I can remember.

  • Americans are degenerate. They have no culture, so they have created weird traditions to try to pretend that they do have one.

  • It happens…I’ve experienced it…

    • really? what sort of stuff happens? Pm me if you prefer

    • How so. I did too

  • I would like to help you with that but I don't know how to answer it because I am new and I am a virgin and I am very shy and very nervous and everything i hope that you don't make fun of me and laugh at me because of me and me being a virgin and everything

    • Um okay.. thanks for the comment :) My advice is that you don't have to mention the virgin stuff if you don't want to though (Y)

  • Because Europeans are too civilized compared to Americans, that's why such things don't happen in Europe, only in the US.

    • Haha thanks!

    • you're welcome, however even though porn exaggerate it a little, some of this stuff happen in reality, been there, seen some.

    • Yeah I definitely didn't think the porn videos were a reflection of the real thing lol. I was just kinda looking for what actually happens hehe. What stuff did you see?

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  • Yes it happens at universities in america but it also happens in britain as well. It's not just school here in America

  • It happens. I’ve been through it