Hazing should not be an issue on campus

It’s 2007, and I still don’t understand why people go Ike Turner when it comes to discipline within organizations. Why do some organizations feel the need to haze?

It seems as though virtually every organization has an initiation process involving harassment. Females tend to play mind games that affect the initiates’ mental wellness, while males engage in physical intimidation.

When is enough actually enough?

When will members of organizations quit harassing potential members?

I understand having procedures in place in terms of initiation. But be professional about the situation. Treat them as if they are trying to get hired to a company.

It is silly to be meeting someone in the wee hours of the morning to play tricks. It is obvious that none of these people have lives.

To all of the members of organizations that haze: Who said your organization was worth the trouble you put people through to be initiated? You take people through all these unnecessary obstacles to get to the end of the tunnel, and you forgot why you went through the tunnel in the first place. These organizations do not even fulfill their mission statements. And half of the members probably do not even know what the mission statement of their organization is.

I’m not bashing organizations. I’m focusing on idiots who do ridiculous things just to feel accepted. Ask yourself, do you really want to be a part of an organization that hazes?

Here is a rule of thumb: Members of organizations need to stop harassing people to be a part of their organization. Wannabes need to stop taking all the unnecessary mess these organizations feed them.

You would think that people would not allow someone else to hit them, right?

If it is that serious, start your own organization.

Tutor some kid because according to http://www.pbs.org, only 2.7 million high school diplomas were awarded in 2003 by public high schools. There were about four million kids who could have been in that cohort to graduate.

Try mentoring.

Catch that young man who is close to becoming a part of the 2 million plus prisoners held in federal or state prisons or in local jails. Mentor that young girl who only needs someone to tell her she can.

There are too many people in need in this world for you to be bullied because you want to belong to what you call a “brotherhood or sisterhood.”

I mean, “Why can’t we all just get along?”

Deidra Fields is a junior business administration student from Tallahassee. She can be reached at MissDFields@hotmail.com.