hazing

Campus service hazing results in student hospitalizations and vandalism

Sitting in his office in the AMS bunker on Wednesday morning, Vice President (Operations) Dave Walker held a list in his hands. “I mean, if we’re going to address the elephant in the room, this was disgusting, and it was hazing," he said.Continue...

The conversation about hazing is bigger than itself

Hazing at university exists as more than just an event or aggressive act — it’s part of a culture that normalizes it.Continue...

Commando training for business students raises alarms from outsiders, defended from inside

The CBC called them “soldiers of fortune.” The Smith School of Business called it a “resiliency challenge.” Observers from the Queen’s student and faculty community have called it hazing.Continue...

AMS Board reverses Homecoming decision, TAPS manager leaves position

On Sept. 19, the Alma Mater Society Board of Directors reversed a decision they made days before to close the AMS Pub Services (TAPS) during Homecoming and Frost Week due to a social event where a list was provided to staff to complete that included binge-drinking and dangerous activities.Continue...

TAPS services to be locked for HoCo

For the weeks surrounding Homecoming and Frost Week this year, Queen’s Pub and The Underground will have their doors locked shut, following a hardline decision by the AMS Board of Directors.Continue...

Accountability in actions, not just words

Although the AMS is commendable for their willingness to take accountability for the hazing that sent two TAPS employees to the hospital, the real test of their accountability will be the actions following.Continue...

Frosh Week through the ages

Upper year students welcoming first-years to campus is one of the oldest traditions at Queen’s. But for nearly as long as the tradition has existed, it’s been accompanied by discussion and debate regarding the role of hazing in these activities.Continue...