Tuesday, March 15, 2011

University of Virginia Hazing Meal sends Student to the Hospital

Zeta Psi Fraternity  House

The police at the University of Virginia are investigating if a student's seizures were the result of some crazy fraternity hazing.
The first year student was pledging fraternity to Zeta Psi.
Members dared the younger man to drink a whole bottle of soy sauce.
This 19-year-old student pledging Zeta Psi was brought to intensive care after eating the mixture of dog food, matzo balls and gefilte fish coated in an entire bottle of soy sauce.
Apparently the meal is a tradition for pledges.

The university declined to comment specifically on the incident, citing the police investigatio
"While it has not yet been determined whether this incident was related to hazing, hazing is illegal in the state of Virginia and considered a serious criminal offense, as well as a violation of university policy," the university’s spokeswoman Carol Wood wrote in an e-mail. "If found guilty, students are subject to criminal penalties and also university judiciary processes that impose separate penalties, up to and including expulsion from the university."

The student spent four days in the hospital.