A few weeks ago, the New York Times called Stanford’s Full Moon on the Quad, a night where students converge to kiss hundreds of other students, an “event unique in American education.”
However, college campuses are not in short supply of kissing-related traditions nationwide.
Wake Forest University holds a tradition similar to Stanford’s. Pledge Night, commonly known as “Kiss Night,” celebrates newly-initiated Greek members. The pledges are led around by their big brother or sister and encouraged to kiss one another.
But after a disastrous Pledge Night in 2010 when six Forsyth County ambulances shuttled overly-intoxicated students to the hospital over the course of two hours, the administration implemented major changes.