The University of Iowa has suspended one of its fraternities amid allegations of inhumane hazing practices.
An investigative report into what is happening at the Acacia fraternity house blows the mind and is filled with references to dildos, Jungle Juice, vomit and a “pet” cinder block named Rodney.
The report was obtained by the Cedar Rapids Gazette, who reports that former members have raised alarms about the activities of the 5-year-old section in fall 2019 and spring 2020.
The promises were forced to drink insane amounts of alcohol, exercise in freezing cold, blindfolded and subjected to a deafening noise, locked in an attic and prevented from studying for exams, according to the report.
“All of the new members were reprimanded and called demeaning and misogynistic names on several occasions during Initiation Week,” he said.
The promises were to carry odd items – dildos, a pumpkin, jars of mayonnaise – and produce them whenever asked. They were also told to cut classes to perform tasks for the active fraternity brothers.
Investigation found that fall initiation week started with promises of beers and then walked to a park, where they had to bypass the 60-pound cinder block.
In the freezing night air, they had to do 45 minutes of exercise before being allowed back to the frat house – where the older members made them drink beer while doing more punitive exercises.
The next day, they were whipped with rags soaked in vinegar and pelted with sand, told to drink a sickening mysterious liquid, and made to spend the night in an icy attic, studying the Greek alphabet. Those who couldn’t memorize it could earn a “cheat sheet” through drinking games, according to the report.
“The new members were very intoxicated, several probably needed medical attention … many fell ill and the whole house smelled of vomit.“
On the third day, the new members were taken to the Iowa City Masonic Temple for a bizarre ceremony where they were bombarded with insults and forced to drink unknown substances.
Coercive and alcohol-soaked initiations continued into the spring, with new members again being forced back into the attic and asked to stay there until they had finished at least 60 beers, two to three handfuls of vodka and “a gallon of Jungle Juice” Says the report obtained by The Gazette.
“The new members entered the attic around 7 / 7:30 am and ‘those who could still walk came out around 11:30 pm”, ”he continued. “The new members were severely intoxicated, several were probably in need of medical attention (in the reporting parties’ opinion), many became ill and ‘the whole house smelled of vomit.’ Active members would not allow anyone to go to the hospital.
This all took place while Acacia had been on probation for alcohol-related offenses since 2018. He is now suspended until fall 2024.
The National Fraternity issued a statement to the newspaper which said, “The health and safety of students is the top priority for Acacia Fraternity, and there is no tolerance for the actions reported. We believe that anyone found guilty of these acts should be held accountable. The fellowship continues to evaluate the chapter and has yet to make a final decision on the future of the chapter at the University of Iowa.
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