Originally Posted by oldu
Shocking is the number of SAE chapters that have had violations per the National office.
That's quite simplistic thinking (as is the NY Times article).
1. SAE is one of the larger national fraternities. There may be smaller national fraternities out there who have a much larger percentage of chapters who have had the same issues.
2. Because of the above, SAE is much more likely to get sued than, say, KDR, simply for the fact that their pockets are deeper. You can't get blood from a turnip.
3. The list of chapter "violations" includes things such as drinking on bid night and a noise violation. It is NOT a list of only hazing violations. Many of the entries on the list only cite "violation of university rules" which could be something as mild as failing to file their RSO paperwork.
4. The NY Times article doesn't differentiate between real hazing and "PC" hazing. Beating the crap out of someone does not = asking them to answer the house phone.