Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy

Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy: Inside Dartmouth’s Hazing Abuses. Particularly this quote:

The college has also charged 27 other members of SAE, stemming from events in the 2011 pledge term. While the other students all categorically deny doing anything illegal, the information that Lohse provided to Dartmouth officials may directly implicate him in hazing. As a result, Lohse – the only student to come forward voluntarily – may be the only student who is ultimately punished.

Also, see “Allegations of hazing leveled against TKE initiation practices” and Daniel’s post. I have an idea for an enterprising reporter: take a deep look at fraternity abuse reports like this and answer:

  • What percentage are followed up on by news organizations, particularly college newspapers, after the initial report?
  • What percentage result in concrete action undertaken by college administrations?
  • In how many cases is the student who reported the offense the one who takes the brunt of post-publication attacks?
  • How frequently are reports the second, third, etc. time allegations have been made against a specific fraternity?

There are more questions that would be interesting but the above would be a start.