Fraternity Is Banned From Pennsylvania After Student’s Hazing Death

by Anita Setnor Byer, Founder - sci-Shot1/16/2018

Four years after the fatal hazing of a Baruch College freshman, the fraternity he was trying to join was banned by a state judge on Monday from operating in Pennsylvania for 10 years. More...

Grand Jury Report On Penn State Hazing Finds 'Indignities And Depravities'

by Anita Setnor Byer, Founder - sci-Shot12/19/2017

A grand jury tasked with investigating broad issues of hazing at Penn State has issued a blistering report asserting that leaders at the university were well aware of pervasive misbehavior in the Greek system and failed to take action. More...

Florida State University suspends all Greek life after pledge dies.

by Webmaster11/10/2017

Florida State University has indefinitely suspended all fraternities and sororities days after the death of a fraternity pledge who had attended a party, according to a news release. More...

21 SUNY Students Charged With Hazing Pledges Using Urine, Vomit, Alcohol

by Webmaster11/1/2017

Twenty-one students at a New York college have been charged with hazing fraternity pledges by making them drink alcohol, forcing them to eat food off the floor, and vomiting and urinating on them.

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LSU Student Dies Following Hazing Ritual

by Webmaster10/20/2017

Ten men associated with a Louisiana State University fraternity were arrested Wednesday in connection with the hazing death of an 18-year-old pledge forced to drink massive amounts of alcohol. A police report said Maxwell Gruver was instructed by more senior members of LSU's Phi Delta Theta to repeatedly chug 190-proof Diesel liquor during a Sept 13 hazing ritual called Bible Study, during which pledges are quizzed on fraternity facts.

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Does College Hazing Defy the Laws It Spawned?

by Webmaster8/22/2016

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.

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School districts take steps to comply with new anti-hazing law that applies to 7th to 12th graders

by Webmaster8/5/2016

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.

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U. of C. student sues fraternity over incident of hazing

by Webmaster7/29/2016

A University of Chicago (U. of C.) student is suing the Illinois chapter and national organization of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

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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...

Student Allegedly Forced To Eat Cat Food In Towson University Hazing Incident

by Webmaster4/7/2016

The investigation continues into an alleged hazing incident off-campus at Towson University. Now this is more fallout for the fraternity allegedly involved. The fraternity is still suspended at Towson, but it’s not the first time. Other TKE chapters have been banned from campuses across the country. Towson University and Baltimore County police are still investigating claims that a student was nearly poisoned while pledging the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. “

Everyone here knows now. But had that not come to light, nobody would know about it. They would still be here,” said Jared Welsh, student.

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Parents question Conestoga hazing

by Webmaster4/4/2016

The facts don't add up, many said at a meeting. Three senior football players face misdemeanor charges.

Vincent DiMartini seemed to crystallize the angry skepticism that drew more than 150 people last week to the Conestoga High School auditorium. More...

FSU Fraternity Suspended for Alleged Hazing

by Webmaster2/18/2016

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...

‘American Crime’ producers tackle high school hazing partly to ‘shame’ perpetrators

by Webmaster1/27/2016

Season 1 of ABC’s drama “American Crime” traced the lives of those affected by a murder, reliable subject matter which the show deftly handled to the tune of critical acclaim and 10 Primetime Emmy nominations. This season, however, the producers made a bold shift, tackling the difficult topic of high school hazing — a narrative that somehow feels both ripped-from-the-headlines and mutually under-publicized. More...

Nick Jonas Spotlights Frat Hazing in 'Goat': "People Get Carried Away and It Gets Ugly"

by Webmaster1/25/2016

The Andrew Neel film follows a college kid who rushes his brother's fraternity to reclaim his masculinity — to brutal results.

In Goat, which premiered at Sundance Friday, Nick Jonas plays a frat member whose brother -- played by Ben Schnetzer -- decides to join Greek life, and undergoes hazing.

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Panel: No Criminal Charges in Student's Suicide After Hazing

by Webmaster1/6/2016

Pennsylvania grand jury says no criminal charges should be brought in a university student's suicide that his family blames on a fraternity hazing.

The grand jury reported Tuesday that 18-year-old Marquise Braham, a student at Penn State-Altoona, had left a note indicating he contemplated killing himself since he was a child. The panel said it found no evidence linking the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity hazing to Braham's death while home in New York during the school's 2014 spring break.

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Hazing still common in collegiate and youth sports

by Webmaster12/28/2015

There is greater awareness of the dangers of hazing, but hazing itself is still common in U.S. youth and collegiate sports, and many involved may not recognize hazing actions when they see them, according to a research review.

Hazing, or any humiliating or dangerous activity expected of a student who belongs to a group, regardless of his or her willingness to participate, is remarkably common in sports, the authors write in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

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Virginia Tech bars recently re-established fraternity for hazing

by Webmaster12/17/2015

 An anonymous hazing complaint has stymied the return of a fraternity to the Virginia Tech campus several years after the group was barred for alcohol and other violations.

Tech pulled Kappa Sigma Nu Prime Colony’s university recognition in October following a student conduct investigation prompted by the complaint, said Frank Shushok, vice president for student affairs. More...

SU frat brothers disciplined for hazing, but spared criminal record

by Webmaster12/17/2015

Two pledge masters at a Syracuse University fraternity admitted today to hazing a victim outdoors last winter, causing frostbite that nearly claimed four fingers. More...

Lawsuit Alleges Hazing Led to University Student's Suicide

by Webmaster12/17/2015

The family of a Penn State-Altoona student who jumped to his death off the roof of a New York hotel sued the university and a suspended fraternity alleging that he killed himself because of hazing More...

Fraternity Fails: The year's worst bro moments

by Webmaster12/16/2015

Bros will be bros. And 2015 was no exception to this rule.

In the past year, fraternities on college campuses across the country have met all our worst expectations.

They’ve been racist, murderous, have perpetuated rape culture (and, to be fair, been falsely accused of it once, too,) and have continued to terrorize impressionable teenaged pledges through sadistic hazing rituals.

Here’s a roundup of 2015’s most egregious fraternity fails: More...

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