The word hazing originates from a time during the 16th century when sailors would taunt new sailors during hazy weather. Hazing made its appearance long before sorority and fraternity members could remember. In fact hazing has existed, “since the medieval universities were founded” (Nuwer 194). Hazing in colleges; however, became more widely known after the Civil War. Men, who fought in the war, felt the need to have a connection to the events that happened to their own fathers or themselves. These men would re-instate themselves into their colleges and begin using military tactics they learned from camp as a means of hazing. Paddling, a method for hazing new fraternity members, comes from a long line of disciplinary punishments made to toughen the soldiers. People also hazed in colleges due to the fact that after the war so many had lost a sense of a tight community and wanted a familial brotherhood or sisterhood bond. Therefore, older fraternity and sorority members continue to haze, if only as means of a bonding experience.
When one undergoes the ritual of hazing he or she submits his or herself to ridicule, embarrassment, and trickery. Hazin...
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