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May 14, 2024 at 3:20 PM

Former University of Missouri frat member pleads guilty in hazing that caused brain damage

A former member of a University of Missouri fraternity has pleaded guilty in the hazing of another student that caused blindness and significant brain damage
May 14, 2024 at 3:20 PM
3 months ago

Investigation into Greek life at University of Maryland

University of Maryland officials take action to curb Greek life pending an investigation. Multiple fraternities and sororities have been accused of misconduct.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Investigation into Greek life at University of Maryland
8 months ago

Boston College suspends swimming and diving programs over hazing

The Boston College handbook says any form of hazing is prohibited by the university and Massachusetts state law.
8 months ago
The Boston College handbook says any form of hazing is prohibited by the university and Massachusetts state law.
1 year ago

'Barbaric' hazing investigation at Northwestern University

The head coach of Northwestern's football team may face additional penalties, as additional details regarding the program's hazing incidents are revealed.
1 year ago
VIDEO: 'Barbaric' hazing investigation at Northwestern University
1 year ago

2 Greek organizations at California university under investigation for alleged hazing

Two Chico State Greek organizations are under investigation due to hazing allegations after a third was suspended following a hazing probe, school officials said.
1 year ago
The California State University Chico, also known as Chico State, July 9, 2019.
1 year ago

Team suspended after hazing allegations

New Mexico State’s men’s basketball team has been suspended after allegations of sexual misconduct by three players. ABC News’ Andrew Dymburt reports.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Team suspended after hazing allegations
1 year ago

Parents awarded $3M in son's hazing death: Here's what they'll use it for

Cori and Shari Foltz's son Stone died from alcohol poisoning while pledging a fraternity.
1 year ago
Stone Foltz was hospitalized after "alleged hazing activity involving alcohol consumption" at an off-campus Pi Kappa Alpha event at Bowling Green State University.
1 year ago

Historic $3 million fraternity hazing settlement

The family of Stone Foltz, who died from alcohol poisoning while pledging a fraternity, will receive nearly $3 million from Bowling Green State University to settle the lawsuit.
1 year ago
VIDEO: This family's historic $3 million fraternity hazing settlement
1 year ago

The hazing death of a Baruch frat pledge was 'an active cover up,' prosecutor says

Baruch College freshman Chun "Michael" Deng died in 2013 from multiple traumatic injuries he sustained during fraternity hazing.
1 year ago
Baruch College student Chun "Michael" Deng died following a fraternity initiation ritual.
2 years ago

Arrest warrants issued for 46 fraternity members

Sigma Alpha Epsilon members from the University of New Hampshire are facing charges for an alleged hazing incident.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Arrest warrants issued for 46 fraternity members
2 years ago

Family of Mizzou student allegedly hurt after hazing incident speaks out

The family of Danny Santulli claims the 18-year-old nearly died while trying to pledge the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at the University of Missouri.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Family of Mizzou student allegedly hurt after hazing incident speaks out
2 years ago

Family of college freshman who nearly died in hazing incident speaks out

University of Missouri student Danny Santulli was left disabled following a hazing incident at a former fraternity.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Family of Mizzou student allegedly hurt after hazing incident speaks out
2 years ago

Authorities investigate hazing allegations

Boston police say surveillance video from Northeastern University shows fraternity members blindfolding pledges and placing them in the back of a U-Haul box-truck.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Authorities investigate hazing allegations
2 years ago

Parents of University of Kentucky student who died at fraternity house speak out

The family of Lofton Hazelwood is demanding answers and believe their son's death last year was due to fraternity hazing.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Parents of University of Kentucky student who died in hazing incident speak out
3 years ago

Arrests made in alleged fraternity hazing death

The family of Adam Oakes say fraternity hazing was to blame for his alcohol poisoning death.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Arrests made in fraternity hazing death
3 years ago

15 charged in connection with frat pledge's death

Fifteen men who belonged to a Washington State University fraternity were charged Wednesday in connection with the alcohol-poisoning death of a 19-year-old pledge.
3 years ago
Fifteen men who belonged to a Washington State University fraternity were charged Wednesday in connection with the alcohol-poisoning death of a 19-year-old pledge.
3 years ago

VCU moves to permanently ban fraternity

The Delta Chi chapter could be abolished from the school after a freshman died at an off-campus residence in February.
3 years ago
The Delta Chi chapter could be abolished from the school after a freshman died at an off-campus residence in February.
3 years ago

Freshman's alleged hazing death prompts VCU move to permanently ban fraternity

Freshman's alleged hazing death prompts VCU move to permanently ban fraternity
3 years ago
Virginia Commonwealth University campus.
3 years ago

Family speaks out after 8 people charged in college student's alleged hazing death

Eight men have been indicted in the alleged fraternity hazing death of Bowling Green State University student Stone Foltz, with one person facing a first-degree manslaughter charge.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Family speaks out after 8 people charged in college student's alleged hazing death
3 years ago

8 indicted in Bowling Green State University sophomore's alleged hazing death

Eight people have been indicted in the alleged fraternity hazing death of Bowling Green University student Stone Foltz.
3 years ago
Stone Foltz was hospitalized after "alleged hazing activity involving alcohol consumption" at an off-campus Pi Kappa Alpha event at Bowling Green State University.
3 years ago

College sophomore's hazing death ruled an accident from 'fatal ethanol intoxication'

The death of Stone Foltz, the Ohio sophomore who died in March following an alleged hazing incident, has been ruled an accident.
3 years ago
Stone Foltz was hospitalized after "alleged hazing activity involving alcohol consumption" at an off-campus Pi Kappa Alpha event at Bowling Green State University.
3 years ago

Parents of college student who died after alleged hazing speak out

Bowling Green State University student Stone Foltz died on March 7, after an alleged hazing incident involving alcohol at a Pi Kappa Alpha off-campus event.
3 years ago
Stone Foltz was hospitalized after "alleged hazing activity involving alcohol consumption" at an off-campus Pi Kappa Alpha event at Bowling Green State University.
3 years ago

Family of student killed in alleged hazing incident breaks its silence

The parents of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity pledge Stone Foltz, 20, who died after an alleged drinking incident at Bowling Green State University, are calling for charges to be filed.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Family of student killed in alleged hazing incident breaks its silence
3 years ago

University honors life of student who died in alleged hazing incident

Friends of Stone Foltz gathered at Bowling Green State University Sunday to honor the sophomore who died last week following an alleged hazing incident.
3 years ago
Stone Foltz was hospitalized after "alleged hazing activity involving alcohol consumption" at an off-campus Pi Kappa Alpha event at Bowling Green State University.
3 years ago

College sophomore dies in alleged hazing accident

Stone Foltz, 20, a student at Bowling Green State University, died after being rushed to the hospital over the weekend following an incident reportedly involving alcohol at the Pi Kappa Alpha house.
3 years ago
VIDEO: College sophomore dies in alleged hazing accident
3 years ago

Ohio college student dies after alleged fraternity hazing incident

A Bowling Green State University student died Sunday after an alleged fraternity hazing incident involving alcohol.
3 years ago
Stone Foltz was hospitalized after "alleged hazing activity involving alcohol consumption" at an off-campus Pi Kappa Alpha event at Bowling Green State University.
3 years ago

Bowling Green State University student hospitalized after alleged hazing incident

The incident comes just weeks after another student was found dead in a fraternity house at Virginia Commonwealth University.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Bowling Green State University student hospitalized after alleged hazing incident
3 years ago

Police investigating fraternity pledge death

A Virginia Commonwealth University fraternity has been suspended after the suspected alcohol-related death of a freshman. ABC’s Megan Tevrizian has more.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Police investigating fraternity pledge death
3 years ago

Fraternity shut down, under investigation after death of freshman student

A fraternity at a Virginia college is under investigation after a freshman was found dead off campus this weekend.
3 years ago
Adam Oakes, 18, is seen in this undated family photo.
4 years ago

College student shot during alleged fraternity hazing incident

A New Mexico State University student was accused of shooting a classmate in an alleged hazing incident that resulted in his fraternity's suspension.
4 years ago
Jonathan Sillas was shot in the leg as part of an alleged hazing ritual for Kappa Sigma fraternity members at New Mexico State University.
4 years ago

Student shot in alleged hazing incident at New Mexico State University

Jonathan Sillas was shot in the leg as he pledged Kappa Sigma fraternity.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Student shot in alleged hazing incident at New Mexico State University
4 years ago

Former Penn State football player suing over 'campaign of hazing'

A former Penn State football player alleged a campaign of hazing in a new lawsuit, including threats that referenced Jerry Sandusky.
4 years ago
Coach James Franklin of Penn State prepares for the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic against Memphis at AT&T Stadium on Dec. 28, 2019, in Arlington, Texas.
5 years ago

Former LSU student sentenced in fraternity pledge's death

Matthew Naquin, 21, who was found guilty in July of negligent homicide in Gruver's death, will likely serve two and a half years because half of his sentence was suspended.
5 years ago
Matthew Naquin, 21, who was found guilty in July of negligent homicide in Gruver's death, will likely serve two and a half years because half of his sentence was suspended.
5 years ago

No 'answers' after university freshman found dead in gorge after frat party

A Cornell University student has died after attending an off-campus frat party. Now, his parents are demanding answers.
5 years ago
Antonio Tsialas in a photo released by police.
5 years ago

Police investigate 4 separate fraternity deaths in past month

In the most recent incident, a freshman at Washington State University was pronounced dead at an off-campus home used by the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Police investigate 4 separate fraternity deaths in past month
5 years ago

University suspends 14 frats after college freshman dies

More than a dozen fraternities at San Diego State University have been suspended after a freshman was hospitalized following an event last week.
5 years ago
San Diego State University has suspended several fraternities after a student was hospitalized.
5 years ago

5 charged in alcohol poisoning death of fraternity brother at California, Irvine

Five young men have been charged in connection with the death of their fraternity brother, who succumbed to alcohol poisoning after a booze-soaked party this year.
5 years ago
Noah Domingo, an SAE member at UC Irvine, died Jan. 12, 2019.
5 years ago

Penn State fraternity suspended after teen’s death

Police are investigating the death of high school senior John Schoenig, 17, at an off-campus house allegedly occupied by Chi Phi fraternity members.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Penn State fraternity suspended after teen’s death
5 years ago

University suspends all fraternity chapters amid new reports of hazing

Almost a year after the death of a student in an alleged hazing incident, Ohio University has suspended all 15 of its IFC fraternity chapters amid new reports of hazing.
5 years ago
Ohio University is seen here in this undated stock photo.
5 years ago

Ohio University suspends all fraternities

The immediate suspension of 15 fraternities followed allegations of hazing and the expulsion of a fraternity last May after a freshman student’s death.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Ohio University suspends all fraternities
5 years ago

Frat member accused of homicide now charged with deleting photos, texts from phone

Matthew Naquin is facing negligent homicide charges in a trial starting Monday.
5 years ago
In this Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 file photo, Matthew Alexander Naquin is escorted from the building by LSU Police Dept. officers after being booked on a hazing charge, in Baton Rouge, La.
5 years ago

College student critically injured in 'potential' hazing incident

The student is reportedly on life support.
5 years ago
A student was seriously injured in a "potential" hazing incident at the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, N.Y., on Friday, April 12, 2019.
5 years ago

4 Penn State fraternity brothers sentenced for pledge's hazing death

Four former Penn State University fraternity brothers have been sentenced in connection with the 2017 death of a pledge during a booze-soaked hazing ritual.
5 years ago
Jim and Evelyn Piazza, the parents of Timothy Piazza, shown in photo, stand together at a press conference where the results of an investigation into the death of their son, were announced, May 5, 2017, in Bellefonte, Pa.
5 years ago

4 fraternity brothers sentenced in pledge's death

The former frat brothers received sentences of one to nine months in jail and house arrest for charges related to the hazing death of Penn State fraternity pledge Tim Piazza.
5 years ago
VIDEO: 4 fraternity brothers sentenced in pledge's death
5 years ago

LSU administrators placed on leave after hazing arrests

Several school administrators at Louisiana State University have been placed on leave pending investigations into their actions after the arrests of nine fraternity brothers.
5 years ago
VIDEO: LSU administrators placed on leave after hazing arrests
5 years ago

9 fraternity members face charges for hazing

The former members of the now-closed Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Louisiana State University are accused of criminal hazing, second-degree battery and false imprisonment.
5 years ago
VIDEO: 9 fraternity members face charges for hazing
5 years ago

9 college students arrested over fraternity hazing

Nine members of a fraternity at Louisiana State University were arrested Thursday in connection to hazing activities that allegedly took place last fall, officials said.
5 years ago
Nine members of the Louisiana State University chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon, which was shuttered in January, were charged with hazing-related offenses on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.
6 years ago

Fraternity hazing might be involved in college student's death: Police

Tyler Hilliard was excited to pledge Alpha Phi Alpha, his mom said.
6 years ago
An investigation is underway after a student, Tyler Hilliard, at the University of California Riverside died in what may be a fraternity hazing incident.
6 years ago

Ex-frat member pleads guilty in hazing death

Former Penn State fraternity member Ryan Burke has entered the first guilty plea in connection with the death of pledge Tim Piazza.
6 years ago
VIDEO: Ex-frat member pleads guilty in hazing death
6 years ago

5 plead guilty in Florida State University student's hazing death

The men pleaded guilty to two counts misdemeanor hazing in the case of Andrew Coffey.
6 years ago
Signage for Florida State University.