Raging in colleges TOO BAD
September 12, 2010 1:02am CST
Source: http://noragging.blogspot.com/ (THIS IS NOT MY BLOG) Friends, raging in professional colleges is so common here in India. But now it has spread to almost all colleges. Well raging has positive aspects too. The newly admitted students need to be welcomed by the old. Some are not dressed properly, some don’t wear shoes, just a slipper, as if they are in home. The old guys need to tell them in a friendly and decent manner. But they are very rude, vulgar in many respects. You can read details here: I REPEAT THIS IS NOT MY BLOG OR REFERRAL LINK OF ANY KIND. http://noragging.blogspot.com/ While I was teaching in an engineering college from 1980- 1984, I tried to stop this menace, but couldn’t. The old students never supported. Some said , ‘we have faced this’; so we will take revenge. Well this is a sort of bad logic. I am happy to learn that, our government is taking steps to stop this and punish the defaulters. See details at… http://www.education.nic.in and at www.ugc,ac.in If there is raging, Indians can call to ‘TOLL FREE HELP LINE’: 1800-180-5522 or 155222So what is the scene at your place/ country? Are you in favor of this? Please share your views. Professor
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12 Sep 10
Hello professor, I am one of the victims of this so called raging hehe. We were treated very harsh, and made fun of. The worst part was no one was willing to complain about the seniors and we all believed this will end soon and they would very helpful to us. Well the thing is, that no matter how harsh they treat us, they become that friendly with us too. There was this senior, i was his hot spot because i am soft hearted and straight forward in nature. He used to give excuses that he is making me stronger by slapping me. I could not do anything, our anti raging team was just as careless about us. We were asked to remember our introductions and tell them in various languages and one small fault and they would slap us, HARD. They slapped us so hard, that there wrists hurt and our cheeks numbed. I believe this was a very harsh form of raging, and at some places they even force you run completely naked or just with newspapers. Fortunately the naked thing and all was not for us and we were beaten up. After the raging was done with, they gave a huge treat and were being so friendly to us! I don't understand their behaviour! How could one be so friendly after having been so rash to others. When i turned a senior i never bothered to hurt my juniors but only help them. Of course not all the seniors beat, there were 4 to 5 of them who like to slap us hard and 10 of us would stand in a row, taking their smashes across the cheeks. Now that is all over, and it gradually keeps decreasing every year. Raging has it's own advantages and disadvantages as well.
13 Sep 10
dear professor, this is probably what we call hazing. but hazing is done only by fraternities. our government does not support this. in fact, they punish and imprison anyone known to be doing this. but case is difficult to progress without a witness. this kind of activity is kept away from the eyes of the authorities. i am not in the least in favor of anything violent against another person. ann
• Garden Grove, California
12 Sep 10
hi professor I hate to go against my friend Binthu but yes theres ragging in our A merican colleges too but a number of years back'hazing became a criminal offense, called assault. Here we call it hazing but too many times it had got out of hand with students being physically and emotionally hurt in the name of becoming new students. So this was banned from most colleges and Universities.When I was a student in the Uof S.Dakota as a freshman I was made to wear a bib, that lasted about two days and I tore it off and told the older students to go to hell in a handbasket as I refused to be humiliated just because I was a freshman. Hazing once started out as a fun thing but soon with mob mentality older students changed hazing into something really vicious.Now instead we have big brother and big sister programs in a lot of colleges where an older student really tries to help the new freshmen to adjust to college life. they often become good friends during the freshman year.This is the way I feel about hazing or ragging:
• United States
12 Sep 10
Okay, we have people who do this at my university as well, but we know why they do it. Some people, in fact the vast majority of people can't handle the pressures of college. I should know because I was one of these people. I had a meltdown at the college I was currently attending. Here is what happened. I had a lot of work to do the night before, then I found out that I had more work the next day. I was being bombarded with so much work that it was making my head spin. Here is the other kicker. I was taking a five week Communications class on top of a 10 week Food Nutrition class. I shouldn't have done it, and my friend told me not to, but I didn't listen and it nearly got me killed. Luckily, I waited until I got to the counselling services to have the meltdown, because if you are going to have one, the counselling office is the best place to do it. They are there to help you. Now, as for rudeness. Hey, y'all are paying for college! You need to not complain, do the best that you can. You attend college to learn and advance in life. Not to party, not to have fun, but to learn. Yes, you need to socialize, but learn while you are socializing. Everything in college is a learning experience. If people were to do things like that at colleges here in the U.S. they would get the book thrown at them. Anything from suspension, to expulsion, to having your reputation tarnished. People don't put up with garbage in college. We have a zero tolerance policy for people who are going to do that. The only time we allow students to voice out on something is during the budget cut crisis. We asked everyone to walk out of class in solidarity to tell everyone in the state that we weren't going to stand back and let departments and classes be cut. Everyone, including faculty and staff, took a stand on this one. Our motto was "No more budget cuts".