September 22, 2014 8:04 pm -

The newly-crowned Miss America, Kara Kazantsev, was tossed out of her Hofstra University sorority, Alpha Phi, for hazing pledges when she was head of recruitment.


After Kazantsev’s win last week, neither the national Alpha Phi organization nor the Hofstra branch of Alpha Phi (Theta Mu) publicly acknowledged that one of their own had just won the most prestigious beauty pageant in the world; nor did the local chapter and national organization recognize Kazantsev’s considerable achievement. The organization’s affiliated foundation was also silent, despite the fact that pictures of Kazantsev participating in Alpha Phi events are all over Facebook…

According to a tipster close to Kazantsev, those omissions were no accident. After returning from her fall 2012 study abroad semester in Spain, Kazantsev began her term as Alpha Phi’s Recruitment Committee President for the incoming pledges. Kazantsev and her best friend (another Alpha Phi sister who was also her roommate), our source says, were exceptionally harsh toward the pledges. (In the tipster’s words, they made the recruits’ lives “a living hell.”)Under Kira’s supervision, according to the source, pledges in the incoming class were called names, berated for their perceived physical flaws and imperfections, and made to perform physical tasks to the point of bruising and exhaustion—standard sorority pledge stuff paid forward by a person who our source says was herself brutally hazed upon entry into Alpha Phi…

When someone reported Kazantsev and her friend for “dirty pledging,” Hofstra didn’t turn a blind eye. After a months-long investigation into their actions, our source says, the pair was expelled from Alpha Phi in late 2013 and told they could no longer participate in any sorority activities, including the end-of-year formal. Kira and her bestie attended the formal, anyway, but had to sneak in with their dates.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

8 responses to Miss America Was Kicked Out Of Her Sorority For Hazing Pledges

  1. edmeyer_able September 22nd, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Well knowing how the “donald” thinks they probably weren’t what he would consider “attractive people”…………/s

  2. agilkat September 22nd, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    tapping on cups atrophies the soul…

  3. M D Reese September 22nd, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    I’m trying to remember the last time I heard a positive story about fraternities and sororities. I’m drawing a blank. They sure don’t seem to have much to do with higher learning.

  4. searambler September 22nd, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    “You’re all weak and worthless! Now drop and give me twenty!!!”

    • tiredoftea September 22nd, 2014 at 11:30 pm


  5. burqa September 22nd, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    I am available to comfort Kara during this difficult time….

  6. tiredoftea September 22nd, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    A perfect representative for this fine organization.

  7. juicyfruityyy September 23rd, 2014 at 2:13 am

    They should have reported this before she was crowned. At this point; it sounds petty.