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What are the worst college hazing stories? From being sexually assaulted using knives, pens, and household tools, to being forced to consume deadly amounts of controlled substances, to being locked in a room with excrement, here are the worst, most brutal college hazing rituals reported from all around the United States. Brutal sorority and fraternity hazing rituals can happen anywhere, as this list in Rolling Stone reveals. Some of these may have happened to your own friends and family. 

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Boob Ranking

Boob Ranking is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 24 Most Brutal College Hazing Rituals
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In a story run by ABC News, author and researcher Alexandra Robbins reported that the worst kind of emotional hazing she saw in sororities was "boob ranking."

In this procedure, the sisters forced pledges to strip off their shirts and bras in a cold room, and then line up in order of breast size.

This is mostly because what this did was reinforce insecurities that the girls were probably already saying to themselves.

The older "sisters" would then make fun of them and play mental games with their vulnerable and helpless victims.

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The Elephant Walk

The Elephant Walk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 24 Most Brutal College Hazing Rituals
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Vermont passed an anti-hazing law in 1999 due to an incident at University of Vermont wherein members of the hockey team forced freshman players to drink warm beer until they vomited and performed something called an "Elephant Walk," which is horrible and a form of rape, if forced upon someone.


According to the Urban Dictionary, there are many forms of the "Elephant Walk".

1) A group of males walks in a straight line, each person putting one thumb in their mouth and the other thumb inside the anus of the male in front of them.

2) A group of males walks in a straight line holding onto the (erect) penis of the males behind and in front of them.

3) A group of males walks in a straight line holding onto the (erect) penis of the males in behind them while putting one thumb into the anus of the males in front of them.

Any of these iterations does NOT sound like an effective mode of transportation, or a fun way to spend any afternoon.

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Cocaine or Dildo: Your Choice

Cocaine or Dildo: Your Choice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 24 Most Brutal College Hazing Rituals
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Sororities are just as sexually cruel, if not infinitely more so, than fraternities. Looking at this list, it's apparent that the women in sororities are more interested in emotional and social humiliation than the males. Males tend to angle towards the physical feats of strength or disgustingness. Both (freely) exercise public humiliation, but the levels of both differ and definitely run deeper in female circles. FOR EXAMPLE...

The Hazing Prevention Center, one of the leading non-profit organizations working to eradicate hazing, receives hundred of emails from traumatized victims of sorority and fraternity hazing. One e-mail was from a girl who reported that she had to either use a d***o in front of all her "sisters," or take a hit of cocaine.

So it's either your morals...or your morals? Or your common sense verses...your common sense? It's a toss-up, but an elicit drug that can cause permanent brain damage and is HIGHLY illegal or sexual, social, public humiliation? Which would you choose?

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Paddling (It's Worse Than It Sounds)

Paddling (It's Worse Than It S... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 24 Most Brutal College Hazing Rituals
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Paddling is what some may think a classic. Though it's what's most commonly associated with the ancient tradition of hazing. Paddling sounds funny, but is still one of the worst. In fact, many have gone to the hospital with severe bodily injuries due to the violent act.

This infliction of harm upon each other is often meant to strengthen the bonds between the victim and group (don't ask how that works), but often it's just plain harm. One girl reported to The Star-Ledger that she was told the beatings would "humble" her and build love and trust between the sorority sisters.

However, after seven nights of beatings and being struck a total of 201 times, the pledge went to the hospital because she was no longer able to sit due to the blood clots and welts all over her buttocks.


Another paddling incident that resulted in the victim in a hospital took place in 2007.

Two Florida A&M fraternity brothers were given two years in prison for paddling a pledge with wooden canes.

One of the Kappa Alpha Psi members was paddling the pledge while the other member was an encourager (in the grimmest sense), urging the pledge to take the paddling and reviving him when he passed out. Aw, what a good brother.