Fraternities Exposing Ugly Insides On Social Media: A Brief History

Several fraternities have self-destructed in 2015 after their dirty secrets were leaked through social media

Oct 08, 2015 at 2:57 PM ET

The video of a young man performing oral sex on a woman as a group of his naked brothers cheer him on would look like a reenactment of an Ancient Roman orgy were it not for the dorm room mattress pad and T-Wayne blasting in the background.

The video, which leaked on Wednesday night, depicts a member of the Indiana University chapter of Alpha Tau Omega engaging in a sex act with a hired exotic dancer in what appears to be part of the fraternity’s hazing practices. Online reactions have labeled it as rape and hazing, but an ATO national CEO said the man in the video is a 21-year-old initiated member and that no pledges were forced to participate.

Nevertheless the video led to the suspension of yet another fraternity that had trouble keeping its dirty secrets inside the brotherhood and off of social media.