Hazing in the Philippines
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What is Hazing?
Hazing refers to the practice of rituals, challenges, and other activities involving harassment and abuse used as a way of initiating a person into a group.
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Joining a Fraternity
- Drinking and Parties
Fraternities have parties with alcohol. This can cause a serious risk of drinking, and it can increase of crimes such as rape. however, drinking at the fraternity house can be safer than drinking at a bar and then attempting to drive home. they also help students meet people and develop social skills.
- Pledging and Friendship
The pledging process is when the potential members decide if they want to become full members. Fraternity members often test pledges or require them to perform favors. pledging process can help pledges get to know one another, establishing close bonds of friendship. But pledging can also have a dark side. Hazing is a problem in some fraternities, and some students have even died during hazing rituals.
Dorm living requires students to live in close quarters however, members can live in the fraternity house with a group of people they know. This is a strong incentive for many students to join a fraternity, but because some fraternity houses are located off-campus, campus administrators may not be able to enforce housing rules among students living in a fraternity house.
- Academic Life
Many fraternities have an commitment to help their members achieve good grades, and they may have mandatory study halls or opportunities for students who excel to tutor students who are struggling. However, fraternities sometimes become involved in cheating. some parties that associated with fraternity life can make it difficult for students to get good grades if they're not strongly motivated to get up and go to class.
- Community Involvement
Most fraternities requires to participate in some community service. This gives members an opportunity to give back to their community and to get to know community leaders.
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