Just the day I was in my hometown of Columbia, South Carolina and I was staying at an Airbnb near the University of South Carolina when I heard some disconcerting news.
My fraternity, Sigma Chi had been kicked off the USC campus for a minimum of six years.
When I asked a friend what had happened he responded, “Hazing.“
This blew my mind!
When I was at USC and part of that Sigma Chi chapter, the main thing we were focused on was ANTI-HAZING!
In fact, our anti-hazing policies were considered the best and were adopted by others.
How in just a few short decades could the leaders of caring for new members become the leaders in tormenting them?
The answer is: slow and incremental acceptance.
What are you rationalizing as “ok” today that in the past was not cool?
Good question for us all.