Imagine how difficult the real world is going to be for this student.

The College Fix reports.

Sorority rush counts as hazing because it’s stressful and makes girls cry, student argues

ANALYSIS: Is sorority rush a safe space?

‘After six hours of judgment and insecurity … it’s hard and confusing to leave a house after having a great conversation with a girl and being led to believe that the girls in a particular house like you, and then finding out you were cut from that house’

The sorority rush process at Northwestern University, in which female students work to be accepted into their favorite sorority, is a physically and emotionally taxing process that ultimately violates the school’s strict anti-hazing policy.

So says Northwestern University freshman Cate Ettinger, who wrote an op-ed in the Daily Northwestern arguing that what she witnessed during her school’s recent recruitment period – “girls … sobbing in Norris University Center after not getting called back to their favorite houses, gossiping about the stereotypes of the chapters, turning on friends who they felt they must compete with, and judging and critiquing their fellow women” – ultimately amounted to hazing.

That’s because school policy defines hazing as “intentionally or unintentionally” producing “mental, physical, or emotional discomfort … for the purpose of initiation into … [an] organization,” she wrote.

“The fact that hazing can be unintentional is crucial because the Northwestern Panhellenic Association, the sororities’ governing body, claims it doesn’t allow hazing, in accordance with University policy,” Ettinger wrote in her column. “But this does not mean hazing doesn’t happen. It clearly does, as evidenced by the mental, physical and emotional discomfort I witnessed.”

“I saw women doubt themselves and be overcome with anxiety; I saw women standing in the snow in heels and dresses, bouncing to stay warm; and I saw the strongest women I know break down and drop out of the process.”

She added weather also played a role: “Standing among women shivering in required formal attire in the snow left no doubt in my mind that we were hazed.”