Please see our Privacy Notice for more information on how we use your data and your data protection rights. Initially brushed-off as "harmless fun" a number of students have come forward with claims they were threatened with poo and violence if they did not participate. One female student said: "We tried to refuse, but the older students began to put pressure on us. However some students have defended the striptease game which they claim was voluntary. Another female participant said: "As part of the three-day initiation, we participated in a competition collecting points. If you took off your jacket to T-shirt you get a certain number of points.
Kansas University cheerleaders forced to strip naked as part of ‘humiliating’ initiation ceremony
Kansas University cheerleaders forced to strip naked as part of 'humiliating' initiation ceremony
New recruits were blindfolded, stuffed into a washing machine and cardboard boxes, before being ordered to strip in front of male squad members, it has been revealed. The university launched an investigation into the incident following complaints by the victims that cheerleading coaches allowed the hazing to take place on a yearly basis. As a result the whole squad have been put on a year-long probation. The older team members then blindfolded them, placed them in cars one by one and brought them inside an empty house, the two victims said. One said she was forced inside of a washing machine, while the other said she was put in a cardboard box and jostled around as they banged on the sides. They were then frogmarched into another room and asked a series of questions.