Where: Cornell University, Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity
When: February 25, 2011
19-year-old Cornell sophmore George Desdune, a member of S.A.E., was kidnapped in a reverse-hazing ritual, and tied up with duct tape and zip ties by freshman pledges. Along with another brother, he was then blindfolded and asked trivia questions about the fraternity. The penalty for answering wrong was being force fed vodka, Pixy Stix, hot sauce, chocolate powder, and dish soap continually. His vomiting came intermittently.
Afterward, Desdunes was left on a couch in the fraternity, where he was found dead in the morning. Four students have since been charged in connection to his death and are currently awaiting trial.