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So what's behind the recent fraternity hazing incidents on college campuses nationwide?

So what's behind the recent fraternity hazing incidents on college campuses nationwide?

Alcohol. Peer pressure. A yearning to join a group.

Combined, they can be a fatal mix for college students, as seen in recent weeks with a rash of what authorities describe as hazing-related deaths at universities nationwide. In turn, the incidents have left faculty, local elected officials and fraternities racing to act swiftly to prevent additional deaths.

For years, university communities have grappled with how to combat hazing. Greek life has been suspended and states have implemented anti-hazing laws. Even so, hazing has continued.

Here’s some of what has taken place in recent weeks on college campuses.


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