Dartmouth College (the #1 Ivy League Party School) has reportedly suspended their Alpha Delta fraternity over allegations of branding. Ironically, Dartmouth’s current president, Phil Hanlon, is an AΔ alumni.
While the official cause of the suspension hasn’t been confirmed, Gawker reports that students have been talking about the suspension on the Dartmouth-only messaging service Bored@Baker.
We’ve included the screenshotted excerpts from Bored@Baker below, but first we’ll give you the TL;DR version of the events that have unfolded.
Apparently, 17 Alpha Delta pledges chose to brand their behinds in lieu of doing some other pledge work. One of the pledges went home for Winter Break and saw a doctor due to an infection he had on his butt. The doctor saw the infection and informed Dartmouth administration.
Now back to those screenshots:
Dudes, this is exactly the kind of garbage that Greek Life does not need. It’s obviously easier said than done to do away with traditions that alumni and even you have had to go through, but in the 21st Century sh*t like this does not fly. Don’t ask us how the NPHC (historically black fraternities) can get away this, but they do and they will.
The fact of the matter is that even when the AΔ pledges have the option of getting the brand (which they did), it’s just a bad look overall.