Because of hazing, college fraternities and sororities reputations can be ruined. Fraternities have been a part of American society since the late 1770’s. It is something that has continued to be a tradition in colleges and universities today. Sororities, as well as fraternities, are a part of the college experience. However, these organizations face stereotypes and negative associations all the time in movies and popular culture due to past traditions of hazing. It affects their reputation because certain situations of hazing in these sororities and fraternities have caused death, or injury to students of some kind. When students hear about it through school hallways, or hear about it through the news, they question weather these organizations are safe. Because numerous incidents have happened within these groups, it could affect the college. Higher education institutions generally do not monitor hazing incidents or allegations. Certain colleges hold high standards and expectations, but if they aren’t aware of the dangers of campus hazing, it could cause very high levels of punishment for the whole college.