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Fraternity Hazing

Penn State Frat Won't Face Criminal Charges For Hazing

Reuters | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.05.2016 | College

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan 5 (Reuters) - Members of a Penn State University fraternity will not face criminal charges for hazing a student who later committ...

Hazing Was Condoned, Former Frat President Says In Pledge Death Case

REUTERS | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.30.2015 | College

STROUDSBURG, Penn., Nov 30 (Reuters) - The former president of a New York fraternity chapter linked to a pledge's death during a suspected hazing ritu...

Dartmouth Frat That No Longer Has Pledging Is Being Investigated For Hazing

AP | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.02.2017 | College

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A Dartmouth College fraternity put on probation three years ago for expecting pledges to drink saltwater and enter a kiddie pool...

Indiana University Suspends Fraternity For Sexual Misconduct During Hazing

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.08.2015 | College

Oct 8 (Reuters) - A fraternity at Indiana University has been suspended due to a hazing incident apparently caught on video where new male chapter mem...

First as Tragedy, Then as Frat

Zachariah Ezer | Posted 08.24.2016 | College
Zachariah Ezer

Ultimately, there's no one to blame the protracted demise of the "Greek" system on but the "Greeks" themselves. My own school, Wesleyan University, has changed its mind from forcing fraternities to co-educate to just kicking them off campus.

How Frat Hazing Inspired A Book About Sex Between Straight Guys

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Institutions rooted in tradition, like college fraternities and the military, have long been known to ritually haze their new recruits and pledges. Bu...

Former California Fraternity President Will Not Face Charges In Hazing Death

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2016 | College

LOS ANGELES, July 20 (Reuters) - The former president of a disbanded southern California fraternity will not face criminal charges after a student d...

NYC College Bans Rushing And Pledging After Student Death And Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 05.08.2015 | College

All Greek rush and pledge activities have been banned for three years at Baruch College in New York City, The Washington Post reported Friday. This an...

Tyler Kingkade

30 Frats Shut Down In The Past Month As Colleges Respond To Misconduct More Aggressively | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.08.2015 | College

Thirty fraternities have been shut down by either their university or national headquarters since the beginning of March due to hazing, alcohol-relate...

Parents Of Dead Student Sue Clemson University And Fraternity

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2015 | College

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., March 31 (Reuters) - The parents of a 19-year-old Clemson University student who died last year af...

The Penn State Kappa Delta Rho Member's Defense Is Flawed

Jamie Ballard | Posted 05.25.2015 | College
Jamie Ballard

The news that the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity at Penn State had allegedly run secret Facebook pages where they posted images of nude, unconscious women should have come as a surprise. But given the numerous incidents of fraternity misconduct in recent months, it didn't.

Tyler Kingkade

Fraternities Consider Lobbying Congress To Thwart College Rape Investigations | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.06.2015 | College

National fraternity organizations, reeling from repeated controversies over members' misbehavior, are considering pressing Congress to forbid colleges...

Washington & Lee Fraternity Suspended For Hazing Incident

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2015 | College

March 12 (Reuters) - Virginia's Washington and Lee University has suspended a fraternity for three years after a stun gun was used on a new member. ...

Inside a Top Fraternity

Hung Vo | Posted 04.01.2015 | Teen
Hung Vo

What separates Greek culture from the rest of the student population is that we are an organized institution. What happens within our purview reflects directly on us, rather than just on those involved, as it is for non-Greek students.

Come at Me, (Frat) Bro!

Zachariah Ezer | Posted 03.16.2015 | College
Zachariah Ezer

Even if fraternities aren't directly responsible for every instance of sexual assault and inebriated death on a college campus, they engender an attitude that is no longer permissible in the 21st century.

String Of Scandals Attracts Extra Scrutiny For USC Greek Life

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.03.2014 | College

After a string of recent scandals, Greek life at the University of Southern California could undergo some serious changes. Just last month, the uni...

The Good in the Greek System -- And Why It's Worth Saving

Jordan Jayson | Posted 11.25.2014 | College
Jordan Jayson

I fear that Greek life could become obsolete in my lifetime. Excessive hazing is robbing students of an opportunity to make deep connections that last a lifetime.

The 'Messy, Controversial And Often Disruptive' World Of Greek Life

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.25.2014 | College

This week has been an especially explosive one in the world of college Greek life. Photos of a wildly inappropriate sign at a Texas Tech University fr...

Fraternities Create New Education Effort To Tackle Problem Behaviors

The Hufington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.24.2014 | College

Beginning this fall, eight major fraternal organizations will launch a new education effort aimed at preventing and intervening against sexual and rel...

Former Frat Boy Recalls Hazing Pledges 'In A Pool Of Urine And Vomit'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.27.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Author Andrew Lohse pulls back the curtain on the "psychological coercion" and "culture of misogyny" in Dartmouth College's fraternity scene in his ne...

Frat Pledge Dies On Hike, Found Without Shoes Or Water

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2014 | Crime

July 3 (Reuters) - A California university fraternity has been ordered to stop all activities after a student died on hiking trip with group members...

Tyler Kingkade

Frat Is More Popular Than Ever 2 Years After Hazing Allegations | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.24.2014 | College

Few fraternity houses have received as much national attention as the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at Dartmouth College, and much of that is thanks to ...

Father Blames Son's Suicide On Fraternity Hazing

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2014 | College

By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa., March 20 (Reuters) - Authorities are investigating the death of an 18-year-old Penn State student who ...

Fraternity Takes Bold Stand To Combat Hazing

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.12.2014 | College

Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity will no longer allow pledging in an effort to prevent hazing, the national organization announced late Friday. "Effe...

Mothers (and Fathers), Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Bullies

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

A few key names to consider: Richie Incognito, Chris Christie, Michael Dunn; the Baruch College fraternity boys. What do they have in common, this odd group of disparate males? Bullying. Unacceptably aggressive behavior. "Boys will be boys" mentality. Yes, it's a motley crew.