Cornell Anti-Hazing Web Site Great Place to Pick Up Hazing Ideas

Cornell Anti-Hazing Web Site Great Place to Pick Up Hazing Ideas“Although hazing is not unique to Cornell,” the university’s official anti-hazing web site says, “we believe that it is important to examine these practices explicitly in an attempt to overcome the secrecy that perpetuates them.” An honorable and civilized goal, we have to agree. By shining light on the practice, we can educate people and dispel myths like “Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” We can reassure hazing victims that they’re not alone.

We can also learn some awesome new hazing ideas. Bored with that old cliche of Saran-wrapping pledges face-to-face and making them drink until they pee on each other? Try haze No. 2, “requiring new members to eat only peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for one week.” More subtle comedy is to be found in No. 16, making pledges wear multiple layers of clothing to class. OK, so “New members were struck with blunt objects, leaving bruises and scars” isn’t quite so funny. But haze No. 26, “Members sprayed water and beer on a tile basement floor and dragged naked new members around by their feet around them calling them “human squeegees”? Pure character-building.

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Cornell Hazing Techniques

  • Members sent instant messages to new members at various times of day and night ordering them to run errands for them.
  • Members required new members to eat only peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for one week.
  • Members required new members to stand in the dark and listen to the same song played repeatedly.
  • Members were required to memorize exorbitant amounts of information about the group and were verbally abused when they answered questions incorrectly on a quiz.
  • Members restricted new members’ sleep by frequently waking them or requiring them to perform menial tasks or exercises in the middle of the night.
  • New members were given impossible tasks to perform in front of members who mocked them during the process.
  • Members pressured new members to simulate oral sex with cucumbers.
    Members blindfolded new members and dropped them off several miles from campus and told them to find their way back.
  • New members were required to dress up to look like prostitutes or homeless people and parade around Collegetown.
  • Members pressured new members of the same sex to “make out” with each other.
  • Members required new members to perform a range of tasks such as cleaning the apartment of a friend.
  • Members required new members to perform extensive calisthenics, at times to the point of collapse.
    Members mixed together a combination of unpalatable leftover food and required the new members to eat it.
  • Members verbally abused new members at meals by calling them derogatory names, not allowing them to speak, and requiring them to eat while standing in a corner.
  • Members told new members to bring bathing suits and magic markers to an event and falsely told them that sisters would circle the body fat on new members.
  • Members required new members to live with members for a week during which they were not allowed to communicate with anyone else and were required to wear multiple layers of clothing to class.
  • New members were seated together at a table in a completely dark room. The surface of the table was covered with ketchup, mustard and hot sauce. The new members were required to press their faces against the top of the table and remain in that position for four hours.
  • New members were required to memorize detailed information about the current members. They were interrogated in a dark room with a bright light shining in their faces. When new members answered incorrectly, current members threw ladles full of mustard and ketchup in their faces.
  • New members were required to drink water from a cleaned toilet, hold the water in their mouths, then crawl to a fireplace where they spit out the water to extinguish an imaginary fire.
  • Members were given condoms and falsely told that they would have to have sex with a farm animal.
  • Members made a new member lie down on a gravel road and do extensive push-ups on his knuckles that caused bleeding and left scars.
  • Members transported new members out of town where they were forced by members from another campus to endure rigorous calisthenics and humiliation.
  • On a cold night, members stripped their new members, restrained them to trees with duct tape, and sprayed them with water from a hose.
  • New members were required to steal private property as part of a scavenger hunt.
  • Members made new members lie down naked in a makeshift pool filled with six inches of ice water, beer, kitchen garbage, and urine. Other new members took turns standing on a stepladder above the pool and attempted to drop raw eggs into the mouth of the new member lying in the fluid.
  • Members sprayed water and beer on a tile basement floor and dragged naked new members around by their feet around them calling them “human squeegees”.
  • Members kicked and punched new members while they did calisthenics, causing extensive bruising.
  • Members told new members that they would be branded as part of their initiation. After blindfolding the new members and placing them by a fire, members took branding irons immersed in ice water and pressed them against the new members’ skin. Unable to distinguish cold from hot, new members thought they were being branded.
  • On a winter night, members pressured new members to consume large quantities of alcohol and then drove them to the shore of Cayuga Lake. Members threw sticks in the freezing water and told the intoxicated new members that if they wanted their bids, they had to dive in and retrieve the sticks. In one case, a new member who had earlier taken a prescription medication for an injury had a life-threatening reaction after entering the water and required transport to the emergency room.
  • New members were struck with blunt objects leaving bruises and scars.
  • Cornellian Cow

    Haha, this is hilarious!

  • Cornellian Cow

    Haha, this is hilarious!

  • Stu Cook

    Makes me wish I do it again, just for a day.

  • Stu Cook

    Makes me wish I do it again, just for a day.

  • Haha

    More proof that Cornell’s the bastard step-child of the Ivy League.

  • Haha

    More proof that Cornell’s the bastard step-child of the Ivy League.

  • bee

    a) uhm, big deal. nobody is forcing you to take part in these activities
    b) these activities are a cake walk compared to what we used to do

  • bee

    a) uhm, big deal. nobody is forcing you to take part in these activities
    b) these activities are a cake walk compared to what we used to do

  • PEG

    I think these ideas are hilarious! Ivy Leaguers need to lighten up. A little (emphasis on little) hazing never harmed anyone.

  • PEG

    I think these ideas are hilarious! Ivy Leaguers need to lighten up. A little (emphasis on little) hazing never harmed anyone.

  • Michael

    Reminds me of my Cornell and Fraternity days from 77-81. Nice to know Cornell’s traditions still live on.

  • Michael

    Reminds me of my Cornell and Fraternity days from 77-81. Nice to know Cornell’s traditions still live on.

  • Recent Alum

    This site has been the butt of many campus jokes since it came into existence. The anti-hazing program itself has worked well, but the site is just absolutely ridiculous.

  • Recent Alum

    This site has been the butt of many campus jokes since it came into existence. The anti-hazing program itself has worked well, but the site is just absolutely ridiculous.

  • d09

    same shit happens at dartmouth too…

  • d09

    same shit happens at dartmouth too…

  • Anonymous

    seems pretty regular, nothing thats too bad. binghamton has some frats that do this and more, easily

  • Anonymous

    seems pretty regular, nothing thats too bad. binghamton has some frats that do this and more, easily

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  • dub

    i’ve been through far worse. just wanted to say that these guys are pussies if they are whining about any of this

    • Joe Johnson

      jarred your a faggot!

  • dub

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  • Potato John

    this is a great website and i like the bastard child of the ivy league comment

  • Ahem

    If you’re going to buy your friends, at least buy ones that aren’t going to humiliate you before they’ll accept you.

  • Samhazer

    Great ideas here, thank you! The dropping the egg idea is perfect!

  • Beer_fritz_69

    that stuff really isn’t that bad.

  • Thinkingpledge

    weak shit. it’s not even hazing. it’s character building. you want. earn it.

  • Cc208

    Hazing is extremely gay. Love it.