The Michigan Daily - Thursday, November 3, 1983 - Page 5
Mother of hazing victim appeals for ban
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MICHIGAN DOES not have any anti-
hazing laws, but Dan Sharp, an aide to
Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) said
most activities related to hazing are
already covered-by other legislation.
Assault and battery will get you ten
years, so what do you need an anti-
hazing policy for?" he said.
Secrecy is one of the biggest reasons
hazing goes on, said Stevens at a press
conference before her presentation.
"ALCOHOL, PEER pressure, and
secrecy-the combination almost
always involved and it's a dangerous
one," Stevens said.
"The secrecy is being lifted.
Everyone is saying, 'This isn't the way
it has to be,' "Stevens added.
Although Stevens is the only person
who travels and speaks-out against
hazing regularly, she said she is in
touch with 17 other mothers of hazing
victims throughout the country.
Stevens said physical hazing is not
the only thing she objects to.
"ONE OF THE greatest stumbling
blocks is mental hazing," she said.
Mind games, sleep deprivation, and
verbal abuse are not acceptable alter-
natives to physical hazing, she said,
because it has resulted in emotional
breakdowns and suicide attempts.
In the past, said Stevens, many
college administrators have looked the
other way when hazing incidents occur,
but failing to prosecute does little to
stop the practice.
"The more a university is involved
and the stronger the action taken that
will be the strongestd
In 1982, the University
adopted a policy which
hazing practices as requi
tinued good standing in orga
THIS POLICY doesr
specific sanctions against I
individuals involved, howev
The last publicized hazin
the University was in 1980,
bers of the Michigan H
abused five freshmen mem
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resident advisor, one s
shaved in several places
nude. He was also drunk a
walk without assistance.I
action was handled by
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overall direction placed the future
course of the nation squarely in the
"It is Arab in identity and a con-
stituent member of the Arab League,
bound by its agreements," read an
unofficial text released by several of
Exactly how the definition of
Lebanon as an Arab state would be put
into effect was not explained, which ap-
parently gave the Christian Phalange
leaders the leeway to support the
Lebanese troops and Moslem gunmen
engulfed Beirut's southern suburb and
surrounding hills with artillery, mortar
and machine-gun fire yesterday in a
serious breach of a cease-fire.
Army sources also reported Druze
Moslem shelling of the Defense
Ministry in Yarze and the Shouf moun-
tain village of Soul el Gharb, the key
army base 8 miles from beirut that
guards the southeast approaches to the
State-run Beirut radio said the nine
leaders of Lebanon's warring factions
learned of the fighting and began
calling from Geneva to their Christian
and Moslem field commanders to try to
silence the guns.
the artillery and mortar blasts
echoed over the U.S. Marine peace-
keeping base sandwiched between the
combat zones, but a Marine spokesman
said no Americans were involved.
"You can hear the fighting, but right
now the Marines are not being fire on,"
said Capt. Wayne Jones 15 minutes af-
ter he toured Marine positions.
deterrent," Although many campus hazings in-
volve fraternities and sororities,
y's regents Stevens emphasized that she is not anti-rl
condemns Greek-just anti-hazing.
rements for ALTHOUGH HAZING can happen in
nt, or con- any organization, she said, "hazing-
anizations." seems to be something Greek life bears
not outline the brunt of."
the group or "When I hear the words fraternity or
ver. sorority, I think of words like
g incident at brotherhood, sisterhood, trust and
when mem- honor. The word 'hazing' just doesn't
ockey team fit," she said.
bers, The University's Greek system does
written by a not permit any type of hazing, said In-
tudent was ter-Fraternity Council President Mat-
and almost thew Harris.
nd unable to If hazing is reported, he said, IFC
Disciplinary takes steps to penalize the group in--
the athletic volved and prevent further incidents.
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Daily Photo.by TOD WOOLF
Students and passersby didn't let the precipitation dampen their spirits as they
walked througb the Diag yesterday.
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