Members of the Sigma Pi fraternity at Hofstra University have been accused of sickening hazing rituals, as photos have been released of members vomiting on each other, being covered in hot sauce from head to toe and being locked up in a cage, Fox News reports.
The photos were released on Tuesday byThe Hofstra Chronicle, which spent months investigating the fraternity.
More evidence has come from the woman who owns the home that the fraternity previously rented. The landlady told The New York Post that the fraternity caused $20,000 worth of damages to the house while they lived there.
According to Cosmopolitan, the photos that were released depicting the hazing rituals do show some damage to the home.
“Never mind what they did to each other, you should see what they did to my house. They totally destroyed the place. They set a fire in the back, they dumped garbage everywhere, they broke the sinks and destroyed the plumbing. They were animals,” the owner said.
The owner said she was unaware of the condition of the home until the fraternity’s charter was revoked in the spring and the members moved out.
The Hofstra Chronicle's investigation used photos, videos, group chat transcripts and information from a former Hofstra student, Syed Ali John Mehdi. Group chats showed older members seemingly forcing pledges to do things for them, such as fold their laundry, in order to earn merits. Videos sent by Medhi allegedly showed fraternity members chugging gallons of milk and vomiting on each other. Other former brothers have denied that these rituals took place.
At this point, the school and former Sigma Pi brothers are cooperating with police during an ongoing investigation.