6 Arrested in Rutgers University Sigma Gamma Rho Hazing Case



Six members of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority were arrested on Tuesday and Wednesday accused of hazing pledges.
The students turned suspects are 20 and 21 years old. They’re accused of severely limiting how much food the alleged victims ate over several days and paddling.

The university suspended the Rutgers chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho, as did the sorority’s national organization in North Carolina, university spokesman Greg Trevor said last night, declining further comment because the matter is “under investigation.”

But one of as many as seven alleged victims described a frightening nightly ritual of paddlings, saying she’d been struck 201 times between Jan. 18 and Monday, The Star-Ledger reported. Others told cops they’d been denied food.

“They told us there was no hazing, that they didn’t believe in it,” the pledge said, telling the newspaper she wanted to join Sigma Gamma Rho because of its history of community service. She said the group was told the beatings would “humble” them and get them to rely on one another.


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  • Be

    Reply Reply January 28, 2010

    I’ve never heard of arrests re hazing before. Not that I condone it, but I figure you KNOW what you’re getting into when you pledge, right?

  • De

    Reply Reply January 28, 2010

    Not true. All members of the Pan Hellenic Council have intake processes that specifically prohibit hazing. Hazing does not make any brother or sister a better member. It only cause resentment towards the members doing it, lawsuits against the organizations and brings bad publicity on the organization that the perpetrators belong to. All the good that fraternities and sororities do gets overshadowed by the acts of a few.

  • Devon

    Reply Reply February 1, 2010

    I’m so sick of this crap…Alphas, Kappas, Now SG RHO…when will this non-sense end? Hazing doesn’t make you a better person or candidate for the organization…Damn. UGH!

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