Report pushes to end hazing and alcohol abuse on UT campuses

The Main Building on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin (KXAN Photo/Eric Janzen)
(KXAN Photo/Eric Janzen)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A task force has dished out new recommendations to stop hazing and alcohol abuse on Texas college campuses.

The report could bring changes across the University of Texas System.

Among the recommendations are getting fraternities and sororities to stop using the term pledging. They group wants to organizations to call the process “new member processes” and discourage hazing.

The report instead calls for using positive team-building activities as part of the process for joining a fraternity or sorority.

The task force is also calling for campuswide alcohol prevention programs on all UT system campuses. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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