All across the nation, Greek letter organizations are known for employing some brutal hazing procedures. The worst fraternity and sorority hazing rituals can be downright macabre, and lead to some extremely violent crimes.
The uptick in Greek hazing stories has pushed most states to pass anti-hazing laws, meant to protect fraternity students from gruesome rituals that prove traumatic to those who are lucky enough to survive. Despite hazing being illegal in most parts of the US, the college-level bullying still occurs year after year.
People shared their personal experiences of surviving hazing on Reddit, detailing some pretty heinous Greek initiation practices. From uncomfortable sexual acts to cattle-style branding, brace yourself for some weird frat and sorority rituals.
Here are some of the cruelest hazing stories that hopefully netted the victims their desired place in the club.
Bloody Knuckles And Other Tortures
"1. Laxative run from school to the bus station (approximate 2.2 miles).
"2. Knuckle drop push ups onto bottle caps (Drop into push up position with knuckles hitting the bottle caps when landing)
"3. Knee drops into bottle caps
"4. Rubbing knuckles against brick wall
"5. Military Workouts in the ocean at 12 midnight and then run to the local bonfire during breaks.
"6. Eating a whole raw onion (not bad in my opinion). We ended up going to the hospital to check up on our knuckles. (my one bro had it so bad that we could almost see his knuckle bone).
"7. My buddy was in a fraternity where they had to shave his head bald during hell week."
Being Thrown Off Bridges
"I have seen videos of a rugby society throwing people off a bridge blindfolded onto suicide nets. Pretty crazy."
Talk About A Fruit Fetish
"A rival fraternity would buy watermelons for their pledges and time them having sex with said watermelons. The closest your time was to another brother was who your big became in the fraternity. The person who lasted the longest then would have to eat [the leftovers]."
Being Branded With Greek Symbology
"The worst hazing ritual I've personally witnessed was a 6’4 shirtless hulk of a man braced/held down while two other men used a blow torch to heat up a branding iron with the organization's symbol. As soon as the branding iron was glowing red, they put a hood on the initiant's head... then pulled an identical branding iron out of a bucket of ice water and pressed it to his chest."