A Year With No Hazing
WAKE FOREST ALUMNI NEWS, May 1936
Perhaps the most significant accomplishment at Wake Forest in recent years, not even accepting its physical expansion, is the virtual abolition of hazing.
New students at Wake Forest are no longer worried by hazers and practical jokers who at some schools do much to make life miserable for the freshmen. Because of the generous action of a large group of outstanding students on the campus here last year, hazing has been abolished. This group of students pledges themselves to eliminate this pernicious practice, and as a consequence of hazing is a thing of the past here.
Freshmen are impressed by the democratic spirit that prevails on the campus. A custom here as old as the college itself is that of speaking to fellow students when passing them on the campus, regardless of whether there has been a formal introduction.