Beware Zeta Psi

Beware Zeta Psi

My group (along with seemingly every other student at bing) went to Zeta Psi last night. The night was going great, they were playing some decent tunes and it was lively, if not a bit cramped. I stepped out of the craziness to catch my breath by the paying station just inside the front door, and I sat there for about 5 minutes in peace.

Suddenly there was a tornado of people and fists screaming towards me, headed for the door, so naturally I stepped out of the way. It soon became obvious that this was not a fight, but a beat down. And it was one of my friends (who we will call Steve). It wasn’t someone I’d come with, but it was someone I know well and have hung out with innumerable times throughout the year. I began to follow them out when I realized who it was, assuming they would just kick him out and that would be the end of it. I’ve seen that happen plenty of times at various frats.

When they reached the threshold of their property they decided that rather than leaving a now rather bloodied Steve alone, they would keep beating the shit out of him. Under normal circumstances I try to avoid getting involved in things that are not my business, but 1) Steve was too drunk to have any clue as to what was going on, certainly too drunk to fight back effectively, and 2) there were about eight rather intimidating frat guys wailing on him in turn.

At that point I stepped in between Steve and the little frat gang to push them away. They took that as an invitation to fight me, so the main antagonist of their group started challenging me. I tried to explain that this was my friend and I didn’t care what he did in there or why they were kicking him out but they needed to just leave it alone. He threw a few punches but I just turned around and started pushing Steve away from them down the block towards Court street.

I’m not personally a fan of fighting, but I don’t have a hatred for it or anything. It’s just not for me. I do have a problem with eight frat guys beating the shit out of a near blackout drunk freshman for, and I quote, “pushing girls out of the way to get to the bar.” Are you kidding me? Have you been inside that frat? You have to push people to turn around in a circle!

Bottom line is beware of Zeta Psi. It’s members (at least a handful of them) are fight-hungry cowards who pick a person at random, accuse them of breaking some rule, then use that as an excuse to take out their repressed emotions by wailing on them. I suppose it makes them feel like big strong manly men. Big men indeed.

they are monsters. i hope binghamton comes to its senses and disbands frats.

A few of them were wearing ZP shirts and the rest were kicking a kid out of the frat with them so...seemed pretty cut and dry there.

Yeah I’ve been collecting these types of videos of the shit that goes down on frats. Do they not realize assault is illegal? I’m going to bring them to the Dean and police and get charges pressed. Hopefully these blights are removed.

If you wanna contribute any videos you have, we can try to get Zeta Psi removed, it’s fucking unacceptable

Right, because no one gets blackout drunk at frat parties, and those that do should be given two black eyes and be thrown onto the concrete multiple times after they were outside the premises. There weren’t 8 people hitting him at the same time but anyone who was brave enough to get into it with him had 7 buddies to back him up. I don’t think steve is totally innocent here by any means, he definitely should have stopped fighting back long before he did, but there is NO justification you can give me for what the frat kids did.

how did you know they were zeta psi? were they wearing letters?

They will ban frats at BU eventually and I can’t wait. This behavior is exactly why.

Why do people pay so much money to go to college and then instead of studying they drink and fight? Because its daddy’s money. Frat guys are pussies.

The brothers took it too far. That said, I don't know what the kid expected, you can't hit a brother at a frat party and not expect to have multiple dudes in your face. Common sense could have kept this kids face intact.

I appreciate you sharing your point of view despite its unpopularity. I want to reiterate that my problem is not with the frat kicking Steve out, as I have already stated. My problem is with the continuation and escalation of the conflict once he was off the property. That’s why this post is necessary. Another person I know (more of an acquaintance) had their teeth knocked out by a frat last semester, and yet another person was curb-stomped just this year. I have a very serious problem with the frat culture here for other reasons as well, but after last night I felt compelled to voice these particular concerns.

I enjoy frat parties and I think they serve an important role in the nightlife community at bing. which details do you believe to be false?