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Top 10 Worst Hazing Scandals & Stories

Posted on 07 January 2017

Fraternities will continue to be a social tradition as long as society involves adolescents, alcohol, sex & drugs. Sorry for partying. And maybe a few networking opportunities for those who don’t party. We don’t like to talk about them. Anyways, there are always the cases of pledgeship that go haywire. Serious shit can happen, and […]



Posted on 07 December 2014

Why do we need frat? Well, here’s your answer:

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Brethren, Wrap Up Thine Dicks

Posted on 28 August 2014

Alright fraternal brethren, imagine the following scenario, if you will: you and a choice slam-piece are getting all hot and heavy at a party. You’ve stumbled into your room and she’s inching the two of you backwards toward the bed. You’re eying the door, wishing you’d locked it. But it’s too late now. Fuck it, it’ll be […]


Submitted Story: The Shitter

Posted on 28 October 2013

A story from the front-line is always appreciated. While this one doesn’t have a punch-line to it, it’s good to see that the Brotherhood continues it’s partying ways. Party on bros, party on. 


Top 5 Hazing Techniques… Online

Posted on 09 October 2013

Society doesn’t give the Brotherhood enough credit. Just like porn paves paths into new technologies, the Brotherhood isn’t far behind either. We might be hated, but we’re fucking innovators. If there’s a will, there’s a way. The brotherhood comes up with some truly ridiculous and incredible ways to challenge – and more often humiliate – […]


Submitted Story: Farewell SDSU Sigma Chi – Delta Xi

Posted on 30 August 2013

As promised, the Brotherhood will be heard (again). This is an update to #93 Submitted Story: Sigma Chi Heart Break. As previously discussed, an anonymous author from San Diego State University tells his story as a brother of the Sigma Chi fraternity. This post serves as the conclusion. The #90 Snitch and #16 Importance of Secrecy play a large role, […]


Pledgeship Withdrawals

Posted on 17 July 2013

It’s that time of the year. Trash-cans overflow, shit-stained toilets are rendered useless as toilet paper isn’t refilled. Dinner is uneventful as the brotherhood is forced to serve themselves. It’s a depressing time to say the least.

Submitted Story: Sigma Chi Heart Break

Posted on 20 May 2013

As promised, the Brotherhood will be heard. An anonymous author from San Diego State University tells his story as a brother of the Sigma Chi fraternity. The #90 Snitch and #16 Importance of Secrecy play a large role, as always. It’s an unfortunate, yet recurring story of betrayal within the brotherhood.


Submitted Story: Lost & Paint-Balled

Posted on 19 April 2013

As promised, the Brotherhood will be heard. An unknown author, going by the name of Hugh G. Rection (very creative, by the way), tells his story from Penn State Sigma Pi. If you want to get in touch with him, feel free to email him at: Will he respond? Doubtful. Either way, enjoy the […]

Pledge Socials

Posted on 02 April 2013

The hellish semester of pledgeship isn’t all bad. The Brotherhood needs to keep pledges sane, and continue to give them a taste of what’s to come once pledgeship is over. Every once in a while, pledges are rewarded with a #91 Pledge Social.


The Snitch

Posted on 02 February 2013

With pledgeship already a few weeks in the books, it’s time to discuss the elephant in the room. The process of pledging is one of gradual pain. Hazing begins on a small level, and works its way up. The brotherhood needs to filter out the potential snitch.


Rush Preparation

Posted on 14 January 2013

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes? Here’s your backstage access to what fraternities do to prepare for #2 Rush. While most outsiders consider a group of fraternity guys to be lackluster in their preparation skills, the truth is quite the opposite.



Posted on 25 November 2012

It’s that time of the year. Hell week can’t last forever. The Brotherhood says goodbye to Santa’s little helpers. Yet, while pledges are no more, a celebration is in order.  It’s time to initiate.


Pledge Accessories

Posted on 27 October 2012

You don’t think our pledges would walk around empty handed, now do you? Absolutely not. A pledge comes fully equipped with anything and everything that the brotherhood needs.

University of Alabama Suspends All Pledgeship Activities

Posted on 19 October 2012

One of the south’s most prominent Greek universities just took a hard knock-out. News coming out of UA reports that all pledging activities have been halted, immediately. The reason? Good old bows-n-toes, check it out…


YouTube Parody

Posted on 24 September 2012

Yet another fraternity pledgeship/hazing video parody. A little ridiculous, but it gets the point across. Enjoy it before it gets taken down. It won’t last long. Sound off in the comments below.

Fall Pledgeship 101

Posted on 18 September 2012

The honeymoon is over. The bromance that is #2 Rush has come to an end. Reality has set in, much to the dismay of all rushees. No longer does the brotherhood care where you’re from, or how much of a #49 Future Frat Star you may be. The brotherhood rejoices in the return of pledge rides, servants, […]


In The Haze

Posted on 31 July 2012

While the Brotherhood continues it’s perpetual symphony of fraternal order, the outside world shakes its ever-condoning finger. With the Fall semester right around the corner, the world wide web brings together a spectrum of mindsets far and wide. From Brotherhood admiration, to utter hatred, has smacked the hornets nest atop the head, and for […]


Pledge Class Pet

Posted on 07 June 2012

Brothers have bestowed upon their inferior pledges numerous responsibilities, yet none can match that of the Pledge Class Pet. In order to legitimize the overall fraternity, the pledgeship process and new member education as a whole, a unique experience must be garnered. There’s no greater way than letting a non-human element lead the way. Whether […]


Parental Problems

Posted on 23 May 2012

It’s one of the hardest hurdles to overcome as a freshman. Convincing your parents to rush and pledge a fraternity is as difficult as it gets. Some are blessed with Greek family traditions, while others are tortured by old school traditionalists. No matter how you were raised, you’re going to run into some form of […]


Florida Charges 13 in Death of FAMU Drum Major

Posted on 02 May 2012

STORY HIGHLIGHTS: Case does not support murder charges, prosecutor said. A state attorney announced the charges Wednesday. One person in custody; one being sought out of state. Robert Champion died after he was beaten on a bus in November.


Living In The House

Posted on 29 April 2012

If a brotherhood created a bucket-list, this would sit right at the top of it. You’re not a true brother, nor have you truly experienced the brotherhood, if you’ve yet to live in the house. It’s the hub of all debauchery, and the home of all-things pledgeship. The bond you’ll create with your fellow in-house […]


Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy: Inside Dartmouth’s Hazing Abuses

Posted on 30 March 2012

As one of the most controversial fraternal whitle-blowing stories in our modern era, this article is a must-read. While long in duration, it’s worth every word. Whether pro-hazing or not, it makes you think.


Hazing 101

Posted on 02 March 2012

Fraternities in a nutshell encompass all that hazing and partying have to offer. It’s the cold hard facts, and the mountains are as blue as they get. There are numerous forms and fashions, with countless different objectives, dilemmas and situations involved. Whether society agrees with it or not, hazing exists, and it’s as relevant as […]


Spring Break 101 – Sponsored By

Posted on 20 February 2012

Spring pledgeship offers a ton of advantages over that of Fall, none more than the week of Spring Break. Yet, not all fraternities let pledges ditch for a week. If you’re lucky enough to escape the haze-fest of pledgeship,  go gypsy style and give the middle-finger to high-priced hotels. Let HostelBookers be your #13 PCP for the week.


SigEp Rape Survey

Posted on 01 February 2012

“If you could rape someone, who would it be?” If that’s not enough of an incentive to read this story, I don’t know what is. University of Vermont SigEp was suspended for an offensive survey. Shocker? Not really. Check out the article after the jump.


6 Common Myths

Posted on 15 January 2012

It’s sometimes best to let the media speak, even if their inspirational #29 anti-hazing douchebag commentary makes you sick. We can’t always be supportive of the brotherhood, now can we? Either way, take a quick read over a local newspaper’s definition of “6 Common Myths”. Cheers to high school hazing, let’s teach ’em young!


The Portfolio

Posted on 01 January 2012

Welcome. Around 2 years ago, a few fraternity brothers (a few drinks in) came up with the nit-witted idea to start a website. Broke as always, the stellar bunch somehow rounded up enough money to make it happen. 80+ articles and 100+ thousand unique visitors later, it’s time to break down all that the Pledging […]


IN THE NEWS: Marching Band Hazing Death in Florida

Posted on 20 November 2011

Not to be racist, but Florida A&M turns the minority into the majority. No matter where you’re from, multi-cultural fraternities take hazing to a whole new level. Yet, as previously discussed, fraternities aren’t the only ones professing the age-old art. In this case, a marching band takes things a little too far.


You Signed Up For This

Posted on 06 November 2011

No matter how much of a badass you are, there will definitely come a point in pledgeship when you ask yourself… why the fuck am I doing this? Yet, not to worry, this doesn’t rival the trepid days of adolescent childhood when you ponder your sexuality. Don’t tell me the thought never crossed your mind…? Either way, your hardest […]


IN THE NEWS: SAE Alumni Rack Up $12K Rampage

Posted on 28 October 2011

As always, the Brotherhood keeps you in-the-know. The latest story comes out of the great state of Tennessee. Vanderbilt held its homecoming weekend last week, and as is tradition, the fraternities hosted alumni brothers for a late-night party. At SAE, they are still surveying the damage. It’s one thing to blow a $12K bar-tab, it’s […]


Hazing Video

Posted on 18 October 2011

Every once in a while the Brotherhood runs across a video worth sharing. In most cases, society’s taboo practices usually create a gold-mine of underground content. Yet, there isn’t too much evidence out there. You be the judge whether or not the video is real or staged. Either way, it’s a quality representation of the […]


Alcoholic Pledgeship

Posted on 10 October 2011

With the transition of high school to college comes the expectation of social survival. Your dorm room gets smaller and smaller by the day, all-the-while your social life dwindles. Once you’ve grown a sack and decided to #2 Rush, your alcoholic education begins. You’re not only joining a Brotherhood, you’re entering a semester long class of alcoholic consumption.


Game Day Pledgeship

Posted on 02 October 2011

The life of a pledge is full of ups-and-downs: a rollercoaster, if you will. With orientation, pledge socials, hell week, and so much more, it’s tough to put your finger on the highest-highs or the lowest-lows. In the Fall, one day reigns supreme: Game Day. While everyone wishes they were in the SEC, football is […]


Signature Books

Posted on 20 September 2011

When it comes to the Brotherhood, we’re all developing our inner-frat-star status with every day that goes by. Yet, unlike the typical #20 GDI, each and every frat star will be famous one day. In preparation for future celebrity status, the Brotherhood perfects their scribble-skills through the evolutionary concept of Signature Books. Yet, they’re way […]


Legitimacy Factor: Long Dick of the Law

Posted on 10 September 2011

While #1 Animal House inspired colleges everywhere to achieve the most prestigious Greek-life possible, it also laid the framework for the shitty realities of life: #29 Anti-Hazing Douchebags. Society looks down upon fraternities just as America looks down upon Marijuana. When it comes to hazing, no fraternity can be legitimized unless it crosses paths with […]


Summer Session

Posted on 30 August 2011

Society is extremely gracious in their acceptance of college as a tradition among youths. Yet, college will never settle. Hence, summer session. The greatest 4+ years of your life have not and will not be boxed into two semesters. When Spring comes to an end, you have one hell of a choice to make. Will […]


Frat Castles

Posted on 26 May 2011

It’s time to be superficial. When it comes to fraternity life, it’s all about the frat castle. If you’re not familiar with the term, #30 fratty vocabulary can help you out. Fraternity houses all over the country are the spectacles of their respective campuses… well, most of them. From modern masterpieces to southern mansions, fraternity […]


Cost of Pledgeship

Posted on 10 May 2011

The decision to join a fraternity rivals one of marriage. The options of women, and that of fraternities, are endless. Yet, in the end, only one reigns supreme. The downside? The money, of course. Do I really need to explain what a wife does to your checkbook? You get the point. When it comes to […]


Brotherhood Communication: The List-Serve

Posted on 02 May 2011

Ever wonder how the brotherhood stays connected? Just as some of the most simple aspects of every-day life are transformed into greatness through fraternities, even the most basic form of communication is taken to the next level in the brotherhood. With modern technology on the rise, most-notably crack-berries and i-phones, brothers are constantly in touch with one another. In […]


What The Letters Really Mean

Posted on 30 April 2011

If you’re somewhat new to the fraternal way of life, there’s nothing more confusing than the Greek alphabet. Strewn across every fraternity and sorority house on campus, along with every other sweatshirt, jacket and rearview car window, Greek letters have and will always remain a fraternity and sorority commonplace. While it doesn’t take a genius […]


Fraternity Stereotypes

Posted on 26 April 2011

Let’s be honest. In the eye’s of society, frat-guys aren’t the cream of the crop. Hell, if anything, they’re a menace to society. The older generations just don’t understand where we’re coming from. College represents four years to let-loose. It doesn’t mean we’ll be pulling keg-stands and hazing pledges ten years down the line… right? […]


Pledge Master

Posted on 14 April 2011

The Pledge Master serves as the single most important component of fraternal pledgeship. All pledge programs incorporate an exclusive brother who leads each pledge class through their semester-long pledgeship, and eventually into the brotherhood. The ironies and intricacies of the position are truly creative. WARNING: This post is the first of it’s kind. We’re not […]


Sports Hazing: New York Yankees

Posted on 10 April 2011

While every college and university across the country cuts down on the hazing, the media drools over the countless hazing practices that go on in professional sports. By no means are they harking upon it. Hell no, it’s just a joke to society. Why then can’t universities have the same attitude towards fraternal hazing? #6 […]


Underground Fraternities

Posted on 06 April 2011

It’s a sad realization that universities all across the country are cutting down on the sacred tradition that we call hazing. They don’t appreciate the intricacies of the ritual, nor truly understand #41 why we haze. The unfortunate result of society’s trend is a solid kick in the nuts. Fraternities everywhere are being kicked off […]


Big Brothers

Posted on 02 April 2011

Each pledge is given a slight glimmer of hope throughout their semester of hell. While a pledge and his pledge class will become unified in their position against the brotherhood, a small group of brothers will serve as allies for the youngsters. A big brother is a much-needed ally for each pledge. Within the first […]


Pledge Attire

Posted on 28 March 2011

The entire pledging process involves a handful of nuances and rules that are merely made to be a major pain in the ass. From designated driving to serving dinner, the process as a whole incorporates both brotherhood necessity and brotherhood enjoyment. Believe it or not, pledges are used to positively enhance society. To separate those […]


Charlie Sheen: Celebrity Frat-Star

Posted on 24 March 2011

It’s truly difficult to not give Charlie credit. Well, it’s the Brotherhood’s turn. Pledging Sucks is about fraternities, hazing, pledgeship and the sort. Where does Charlie fit in? Fucking everywhere. He embodies all that we preach, and never stops winning. Let’s take a look at some of his memorable quotes. Give him credit, he deserves […]

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The Future Frat-Star

Posted on 14 March 2011

Ever wonder where the brotherhood originates? I lose sleep over this exact question every night. With every new year comes a brand new batch of collegiate freshman. Fresh out of high school, a new line of guys enter the system to one day take the place of those today. Although pledgeship perfects those who are […]


Awkward Transition

Posted on 26 February 2011

The transition period between Pledge and Brother creates an eloquent awkwardness. It’s truly difficult to explain. For months, a pledge rivals his position as the scum of the earth. The Brotherhood makes life miserable. It’s inevitable that each and every pledge should hold a grudge upon the very brothers they’re fighting so hard to join. […]


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#91 Pledge Socials
#90 The Snitch
#89 Rush Preparation
#88 Initiation
#87 Accessories
#86 Alabama Woes
#85 Youtube Parody
#84 Fall Pledgeship
#83 In The Haze
#82 Pledge Class Pet
#81 Parental Problems
#80 FAMU Band Death
#79 Ivy League
#78 Spring Break 101
#77 Rape Survey
#76 The Portfolio
#75 Marching Band
#74 You Signed Up
#73 SAE Rampage
#72 Hazing Video
#71 Alcoholic Pledge
#70 Game Day Pledge
#69 Signature Books
#68 The Long Dick
#67 Summer Session
#66 Puke Slip-n-Slide
#65 Frat Castles
#64 Which One?
#63 DKE Chanting
#62 Cost of Pledging
#61 Brotherhood Talk
#60 Letters Meanings
#59 Frat Stereotypes
#58 SAE Kicked Off
#57 Pledge Master
#56 Sports Hazing
#55 Underground Frat
#54 Big Brothers
#53 Pledge Attire
#52 Charlie Sheen
#51 ADVICE: Too Far?
#50 NEWS: TKE Hazing
#49 Future Frat-Star
#48 Pledge Progress
#47 Sorority Hazing
#46 Pledge Transition
#45 Brutal Hazing
#44 Hazing Visualized
#43 Sports Canceled
#42 Bullet-Pointed
#41 Why We Haze
#40 Pledge When?
#39 Anticipation
#38 FAQ: Fraternity
#37 New Semester
#36 Taking Advantage
#35 GDI's Story
#34 Frat Hazing Video
#33 Pledgeship Party
#32 Glory Days Part II
#31 Too Old?
#30 Fratty Vocabulary
#29 Douchebags
#28 Urban Dictionary
#27 What Were You?
#26 Brother Hazing
#25 The Drunk Pledge
#24 Glory Days Part I
#23 Top 10 Hazing
#22 Frat Reality TV
#21 The Ideal Pledge
#20 GDI
#19 Margarita Monday
#18 GDI
#17 Celebrities
#16 Secrecy
#15 Fuck The Police
#14 Lazy Pledge
#13 PCP
#12 I Love College
#11 John: Hell Week
#10 Token Fat Pledge
#9 The Overachiever
#8 Why It Sucks
#7 Rob: Line-Ups
#6 Tim Tebow Hazed
#5 Here's Your Sign
#4 Asshole Brother
#3 Fear The Unknown
#2 Rush
#1 Animal House