Starting this week, about 20 million students will be arriving on college campuses for the fall semester, and while classrooms fill up, fraternities, sports teams and clubs of all kinds will open their rolls to new students and, inevitably, to initiation rites that can include hazing. Not just embarrassing or humiliating pranks, but physical abuse and serious physical peril, even death.
A new state law aimed at ending hazing that went into effect July 25 extends the consequences of hazing down to 7th to 12th graders.
The law was drafted in the wake of an alleged incident at Conestoga High School where football players were accused of sodomizing a freshman player with a broomstick. Previously, the state anti-hazing law applied only to college students not those in secondary schools.
A University of Chicago (U. of C.) student is suing the Illinois chapter and national organization of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
Baltimore County police charged two Towson University students Wednesday in a fraternity hazing incident that left a 19-year-old hospitalized.
Evan Palmer Francis and Alexander James Cantor, both 21, were charged with hazing and reckless endangerment. The university suspended the fraternity until the 2021-22 academic year in April after information about the incident came to light.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Legislation that would expand the state’s anti-hazing law to include public and private high schools is headed to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk for final approval.
House Bill 1574 was passed Tuesday by the state House of Representatives.
The measure by state Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) makes it a third-degree misdemeanor when a student is forced to take part in abusive or humiliating conduct for initiation into a team or group.
Schools would be required to post anti-hazing policies online and provide copies to all athletic coaches. More...
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...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Florida State University fraternity is suspended after an alleged hazing incident.
Omega Psi Phi's FSU chapter has been suspended by the University and the national organization, according to a member of the fraternity.
WTXL ABC 27 reached out to FSU which said they cannot comment at this time, but said hazing is not tolerated at the school.
WTXL ABC 27 also reached out to the fraternity's national headquarters but are still waiting to hear back. More...
We the Greek community, are not bad people, we are simply misjudged.
CSUN’s efforts to prevent hazing have been nothing short of exceptional in order to ensure the quality of the Greek community on campus. The school has done everything from curating workshops, which are mandatory for students to attend to even halting recruitment during the Spring semester of 2015.
It is clear and evident that hazing is not tolerated under any circumstances yet individuals not associated still assume the worst of the Greek community. Your assumptions are outdated and it’s offering little support to the growth of our organizations. More...
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