An expert explains the history of hazing

by Webmaster8/29/2016

Hank Nuwer has kept a record of every hazing death since 1838.

Hank Nuwer is a professor of journalism at Franklin College. He has spent over 30 years researching the topic of hazing on college campuses and has compiled a database of hazing-related deaths dating back to 1838. He is passionate about the prevention of hazing and has written extensively on the topic, both online and in print, in an attempt to shed light on a serious issue on college campuses.

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3 Defendants, Fraternity Challenge Hazing Death Evidence

by Webmaster7/26/2016

Three former fraternity brothers and the group itself are challenging evidence in the upcoming criminal trial over a pledge's death during a hazing ritual in the eastern Pennsylvania mountains.

The Pocono Record  reports a Monroe County judge held a hearing Monday on the challenges filed by the former Baruch College fraternity brothers Sheldon Won, Raymond Lam and Kenny Kwan— and the Pi Delta Psi fraternity, itself.

They want the judge to throw out some statements made to police and other evidence. The judge didn't immediately rule.

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GOAT Offical Trailer is Out

by Webmaster7/11/2016

A new (graphic) movie is out about hazing at a fictional university. Trailer is below.

WARNING: this trailer is graphic.

Radford fraternity suspended during hazing investigation

by Webmaster4/14/2016

RADFORD, Va. (AP) - Radford University says a fraternity has been suspended for two months while officials investigate hazing allegations.

Media outlets report that Pi Kappa Phi's national office is investigating the allegations at its Radford chapter. University spokesman Joe Carpenter says the university is conducting its own investigation.

Details of the alleged hazing were not disclosed. More...

Settlement to be reached in swim team hazing lawsuit

by Webmaster3/14/2016

Marcantonio, swim team members to reach agreement

All parties in a lawsuit concerning allegations of hazing against former members of the University swim team have reached a settlement date.

Allegations in former University student Anthony Marcantonio’s suit include assault, battery, false imprisonment, tortious interference with contractual relations, hazing and intentional infliction of emotional distress. More...

Florida State Frat Suspended Following Hazing Investigation

by Webmaster2/25/2016

Florida State officials have suspended the school's Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity following a police investigation into hazing allegations.

The university reported in a news release Wednesday that the complaint was filed in January through the school's hazing website. More...

Throwback Thursday: Greek hazing abolished in 1959 National Fraternity Convention

by Webmaster12/3/2015

In 1959, hazing within Greek organizations was a practice soon to be changed by the National Fraternity Convention.

Colleges around the nation were trying to eliminate the established campus tradition of hazing during the 50th National Interfraternity Conference. Convention attendees wanted the practice abolished “as soon as practically possible” due to its severity.

About 300 undergraduates and 900 alumni attended the conference, which represented 59 fraternities totaling 150,000 undergraduate members.

Bob Blair, the vice president, Jack Mack, the treasurer, and Marty Sophir, the secretary, attended the conference as a Nebraska representative. More...

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