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Fraternity Hazing

First as Tragedy, Then as Frat

Zachariah Ezer | Posted 08.25.2015 | 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 08.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Institutions rooted in tradition, like college fraternities and the military, have long been known to ritually haze thei...

Former California Fraternity President Will Not Face Charges In Hazing Death

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2015 | College

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

Family Sues Pi Kappa Phi, Cal State-Northridge Over Pledge's Death

AP | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.01.2015 | College

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The family of a California college student who died during a grueling fraternity hike sued the organization and the school on Wed...

Parents Sue Fraternity Over Boston University Pledge's Death

AP | Posted 05.19.2015 | College

BOSTON (AP) -- The parents of a Boston University freshman who died after becoming intoxicated at a 2013 pledge party are suing the fraternity and thr...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Quinnipiac Shuts Down Fraternity, Expels A Student Over Hazing

AP | Posted 12.31.2014 | College

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) -- An investigation into hazing allegations at Quinnipiac University prompted it to temporarily shut down a fraternity, expel a stu...

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...

President Lashes Out At 'Stupid' Hazing That Caused Student's Death

AP | Posted 09.07.2014 | College

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hazing was involved in the death of a California State University, Northridge, student who collapsed during an 18-mile fraternity ...

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...

14 Charged After Pledge Loses Testicle In Hazing

AP | Posted 05.30.2014 | College

WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Police have charged 14 people with participating in a fraternity hazing incident that ended with a southwest Ohio college st...

Tyler Kingkade

Frat Is More Popular Than Ever 2 Years After Hazing Allegations

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...