Originally Posted by chi-o_cat
I'm confused about the connection between the 4/20 Day at UC-Boulder and fraternity hazing.
Perhaps a form of risk or liability management?
As this part of article may show:
“The climate on campuses is such that there’s just much less tolerance for aberrant behavior, particularly anything that can result in violence or injuries to others,” said Kevin Kruger, president of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.
“Stopping pledging altogether is not so common, but there’s a huge focus on managing liability and sending a very clear message to students and alumni that this kind of behavior will result in removal of the chapter.”
The concerns are not new, and educators cite three main reasons for the actions: concern for student safety, legal exposure and efforts to avoid embarrassment. Binghamton was widely faulted for its slow response to irregularities and criminal behavior surrounding its basketball team a few years ago.