Students Sue Howard University and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority for Hazing


| March 7, 2013 - 11:16 pm

With each passing year comes new hazing accusations, including a most recent one by Howard University seniors Laurin Compton and Lauren Cofield.

On February 28, the two students filed a lawsuit under the D.C. Human Rights Act against Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority for allegedly violating their human rights and the HBCU for failing to protect them against the hazing. According to the Washington City Paper, both students expressed interest in the sorority and experienced abuse throughout their pledging process.

“Some of the ‘hazing’ rules sound innocuous, if extensive, like being forbidden from wearing the sorority colors of pink and green or any colors that could be blended into pink and green,” the paper reports. “In one humorous moment, the lawsuit notes that the pledges, who were called the ‘sweets,’ couldn’t even wear white pearls.”

Read on at VIBE Vixen.