Okay, I’ve been warning you. If you haven’t removed your fraternity from your resume, you should do it now. Last chance. There are basically two types of fraternities; those who have done something publicly offensive and those who haven’t…yet. It would be best not to admit to being a member until after you’re hired. Even after you get the job, you may not want to confess.
It appears that another pledge may have died recently as a result of a possible off-campus fraternity hazing stunt. The student was pledging for the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at Buffalo State College in New York. He may have been forced to drink a toxic brew that led to his illness and death, although that is still under investigation. Buffalo State President suspended the fraternity. The national governing body also suspended them. I guess there are still fraternity that believe hazing is a useful endeavor.
Alpha Phi Alpha joins the list of suspended frats that include:
University of Florida – Zeta Beta Tau fraternity for obscene behavior.
Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA — Sigma Nu for posting an offensive sign.
University of OK (not to be confused with You Okay) – Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members sang racial slurs on a bus.
Yale — Delta Kappa Epsilon for offensive chants.
University of Arizona – Sigma Alpha Epsilon for racial slurs and off campus behavior.
Cal State Northridge — Tau Kappa Epsilon for hazing and sexual misconduct and Pi Kappa Phi for the death of a student.
University of Michigan — Sigma Alpha Mu and sorority Sigma Delta Tau for trashing rooms at a ski resort.
Clemson University, SC — Sigma Alpha Epsilon for racism.
Wesleyan University — Psi Upsilon for possible rape (law suit)
Georgia Tech — Phi Kappa Tau for offensive e-mail.
Arizona State University — Tau Kappa Epsilon’s hosting an offensive racial themed party. Also at ASU in 2013 — a drunk member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon was dumped at an emergency room. In 2012 as student drowned after a frat event.
Do you see the trend? Don’t join any fraternity with the Greek letters of Alpha, Epsilon or Sigma. (The above list isn’t all inclusive.)
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