Listen To A Former LSU Fraternity Pledge Reveal The Disgusting Hazing He Went Through During ‘Hell Week’
Even though it’s widely condemned and seen as one of the worst things people are willing to go through in order to join a fraternity, I “get” hazing. Not hazing as in “Hello we’re here to chop your balls off and paint your body in lipstick” hazing, but hazing as in “Okay go do some pushups. Recite the Greek alphabet. Here, have some more pushups and then you can go home bye.” The point isn’t to humiliate the pledges, it’s to have them all go through the same annoying shit so that they not only bond as a pledge class, but so they don’t feel like the fraternity is purely a drinking club. Get a bid, sign the bid, and POOF you’re a brother doesn’t hold the same significance as “I had to wake up at 6:00 a.m. every weekend with all my pledge brothers to clean the mess from the party we had the night before.”
What the pledges for Louisiana State University’s Acacia fraternity went through, however, is on a different level. According to the LSU Reveille,
The current LSU student says his worst memories stem from the fraternities’ “Hell Week”. During “Hell Week” pledges are not allowed to eat, change clothes, shower or leave the house unless they go to class.
“At one point during the first night, they took us upstairs and said this was the last meal of this week, and it was a tarp laid out with dog food and other rotten food and we were all forced to eat it until it was gone,” he said.
While it may sound like the unnamed LSU student is being a squealer (which is a sentiment I don’t share), he states that his main motive in emailing LSU’s Associate Director of Greek Life about Acacia’s “Hell Week” was to warn other students about the pledge process. That’s fair. The kid’s just watching out for us common folk, really. Do you want to eat dog food? Do your friends want to eat dog food? No? Okay that’s what I thought.
While Acacia’s national organization has so far remained mute on this mess, the LSU chapter is currently on “indefinite suspension.”
You can listen to his entire account below: