Indiana University has suspended the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority until the school can investigate an alleged hazing incident that included a game of “Blow or Blow” where pledges were allegedly given a choice by sisters. One thing led to another, and Langdan Willoughby, 19, told the campus newspaper what went on during the incident.
Willoughby claims pledges were ordered by sorority sisters wearing lingerie to choose between performing oral sex on guys or snorting cocaine. That’s right, a game of “Blow or Blow.” It’s unclear how long the pledges were given to choose between the two, but soon the sisters stepped in and said it was a big joke and that they wouldn’t be performing oral or snorting coke. It’s a joke, pledges! Allegedly.
Before being let in on the joke, Willoughby says pledges received rubber bands for their hair and were told that a frat was on its way. “Get on your knees! The boys are coming,” sisters allegedly said to pledges.
IU said in a statement Friday that the sorority is on a “cease and desist” order that officially suspends organization activities until the school can figure out what to do here, if anything.
HazingPrevention.org defines hazing as “any action taken or any situation created intentionally that causes embarrassment, harassment or ridicule and risks emotional and/or physical harm to members of a group or team, whether new or not, regardless of the person’s willingness to participate.”
Now, would a game of Blow or Blow fall under that definition, if it’s found to have occurred? I thought initiation has always been based on some sort of mental games by the sisters and brothers. Furthermore, how do you investigate this? Do you start going through #BloworBlow hashtags looking for IU chatter from back when the incident allegedly occurred? Does the FBI start analyzing Snap text logs? How deep does this investigation even go?
All it takes, ladies, is for one pledge to go to the student newspaper and you start spending Thirsty Thursday talking to Blow or Blow investigators instead of pounding seltzers.