Officials say despite efforts, hazing persists at Norwich
Officials at Norwich University in Northfield say their tough response to a recent incident of alleged hazing on campus is in keeping with a policy of zero tolerance toward the practice.
But they also acknowledge that in the school's military component - its Corps of Cadets - there can be a thin line between military-style discipline and what some might consider to be hazing.
Last week officials said allegations had surfaced that an upper-class student had hit a freshman with a broom handle, and that such an act crosses the line into hazing.
Norwich Vice President Michael Kelley says the school strives for perfection on the hazing issue, but that perfection isn't always achievable.