STORRS, CT (WFSB) - A local chapter of a fraternity was informed it has to stop all its activities after a UConn sophomore told Eyewitness News she was hazed by some of her sorority sisters and forced to drink to the point of passing out. Late Monday afternoon, a spokesman from Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s national headquarters in Illinois announced they’ve ordered the UConn chapter to cease and desist all activities while they investigate an allegation of hazing involving Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority sister Hillary Holt. “They did put drinks to our mouths and made us drink it,” Holt previously told Eyewitness News. At that party, Holt claims she and other girls were forced to drink beer, wine and shots. Holt was hospitalized, drunk to the point she blacked out. “You have seven to nine people yelling at you, girls and guys, and if you don’t do what they tell you to, the consequences could get worse,” Holt previously said. UConn officials and state police are investigating the incident. State police Lt. Paul Vance said, “Allegations of this nature are very serious.” The Connecticut State Police Major Crimes Unit investigated the incident over the weekend; however, investigators said no arrests have been made at this time. Just this weekend, Weghorst said SAE eliminated pledging and was one of the largest fraternities. According to Bloomberg News, it’s one of the deadliest fraternities nationwide.
First things first. Nobody can “force” you to drink beer, wine and shots. Ultimately that decision is yours. I’m not saying peer pressure isn’t a real thing or that it doesn’t exist but this isn’t like a hockey initiation. It’s a frat party. If you don’t want to drink or don’t like it just quit. I mean you’re pretty much done with the sorority anyway after ratting out all your sisters. There is no comeback for that.
But that’s neither really here nor there. Instead my question is this. How did people surive for the last 100 years without the PC police protecting pledges from Greek Life hazing? That’s what I don’t get. I mean to a man 99% of people who were in Greek Life say it was the best part of their college experience. All these people were brutally hazed. They knew it going in and they still joined. It was a decision they made. This isn’t like picking on the loser in high school for no reason. This is a club people wanted to join. If it’s not your cup of tea don’t rush. But apparently that’s not good enough anymore. Greek Life is basically doomed nowadays because of public pressure and stories like these.SAE banning pledging. Schools making frats coed. Anybdoy who wants to join whatever frat they want can join, blah, blah, blah. I mean I don’t want to sound like one of those grumpy old men who is always like “things were so much better in my day without the PC police ruining everything”, but I honestly think they were.
PS – Got to love the “No Trespassing” sign that Kappa Kappa Gamma put up in front of their house after this story broke. Just screams innocent