A popular topic when talking about fraternities is hazing, and does it really go on in every house. The answer to that question is simply, no.
Hazing – To harass by exacting unnecessary or disagreeable work.
It’s important to familiarize yourself with the history of your fraternity or sorority. When glancing the history of the fraternity I am pledging I found a ton of information that I would have liked to read before I started Rush week, I think that might help some students choose better in the long run.
One thing I found in the history that stood out to me was the topic of what hazing is, and what discipline is. The founders of this fraternity were students at a Military Institute where hazing the cadets was just daily routine. Among many other cadets fed up with hazing, the three founders decided to create a fraternity based on principles of Honor and Discipline.
Discipline – Training that corrects, molds, or perfects the mental faculties or moral character.
People are not put into situations where they are being harassed or would have to do anything that they find to be unnecessary. But then again, I’m only a few weeks in…
The concept behind The White Foot is to represent Discipline and no hazing.