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Recovered Video Shows Pledge Given 18 Drinks in 82 Minutes

The police were able to recover deleted video related to Tim Piazza's death

(Newser) - Newly recovered security camera footage from inside a Penn State fraternity house showed a pledge had been given at least 18 drinks in 82 minutes , investigators said Monday in announcing dozens of new charges related to the pledge's death. Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller charged 10 new... More »

Marine Drill Instructor Guilty of Abusing Recruits

'He wasn't making Marines. He was breaking Marines'

(Newser) - A Marine Corps drill instructor was convicted by a military jury of physically abusing young recruits, sometimes while drunk, and focusing his fury on three Muslim-American military volunteers. The eight-man jury at Camp Lejeune, NC, determined Thursday that Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Felix was guilty of hazing and maltreatment of recruits... More »

Pledges Soaked in Urine, Puked on in Frat House of Horrors

21 SUNY students charged with hazing

(Newser) - A rental home near a New York college campus became a house of horrors for fraternity pledges who were vomited on, doused in urine, and forced to eat foods that sickened them, authorities said Wednesday. The AP reports more details of the allegations against Pi Alpha Nu emerged in documents... More »

Frat Pledge Had BAC of 0.495 When He Died. Now 10 Arrested

One of the arrested faces negligent homicide charge in death of Maxwell Gruver

(Newser) - Ten people were arrested Wednesday on hazing charges in the death of a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge after a night of drinking, the AP reports. One of the 10 suspects—Matthew Naquin, 19—also faces a negligent homicide charge in the death last month of 18-year-old Maxwell Gruver, LSU... More »

LSU Suspends Frat Pledging After Freshman's Death

Maxwell Gruver died in alleged hazing incident involving alcohol

(Newser) - Louisiana State University freshman Maxwell Gruver arrived at the Phi Delta Theta house in the hope of being admitted to the fraternity as an official member. Instead, he ended up at the hospital, where he died Thursday morning. Gruver, an 18-year-old pledge from Georgia, had been taken from the fraternity... More »

Frat Pledge Who Died Was Treated Like 'Roadkill,' Say Parents

Jim and Evelyn Piazza speak out on son's death

(Newser) - A fraternity pledge who was ordered to guzzle alcohol during a hazing ritual and twice fell down a flight of stairs before his death was treated like "roadkill," his father said Monday, days after criminal charges were filed against 18 of his son's Penn State fraternity brothers.... More »

'Sickening' Details of Fraternity Pledge's Final Hours Revealed

Eighteen frat members charged in death of Timothy Piazza

(Newser) - Eighteen fraternity members have been charged—eight of them with manslaughter—after a 19-year-old died during a pledging party in February at Penn State, the Washington Post reports. Video from security cameras inside the Beta Theta Pi frat helped authorities piece together the final hours of Timothy Piazza's life.... More »

Frat Member Faces Jail Over Peanut Butter Stunt

Police charge him with hazing at Central Michigan University

(Newser) - A Central Michigan University student accused of spreading peanut butter on the face of a passed out teen with a peanut allergy faces jail time over the stunt. Dale Merza, 20, has been charged with misdemeanor hazing and faces up to 93 days in jail and a $1,000 fine... More »

Frat Pledge Sent Chilling Text Before Death

'They're going to get me f----- up,' wrote Tim Piazza at Penn State

(Newser) - Penn State sophomore Tim Piazza sent a final text to his girlfriend the night he took a fatal fall at a fraternity house: "They're going to get me f----- up." Piazza's parents tell the Philadelphia Inquirer their 19-year-old son sent the message shortly before he headed... More »

Parents Livid Over Frat's Peanut Butter 'Joke' on Son

Incident at Central Michigan University under investigation

(Newser) - A student who smeared peanut butter on an unconscious freshman's face calls it "a joke." The freshman's parents call it hazing that could have turned deadly because the 19-year-old has a severe allergy to peanuts. The pictures Teresa Seely posted on Facebook Tuesday show her son... More »

Accusations of 'Offensive' Touching Rock Oregon Football Team

High schoolers allegedly hazed 11 freshmen

(Newser) - An off-season training camp was meant to strengthen Oregon's Philomath High School football team. Instead, an incident of "aggravated hazing" has turned the team upside down. Juvenile delinquency petitions will be filed against six players, aged 15 to 17, after a July incident involving 11 freshmen at the... More »

Marines: 15 Drill Instructors Investigated for Hazing

The investigation comes after a recruit died in March

(Newser) - The Marine Corps is looking into allegations of hazing, assault, and physical abuse involving 15 drill instructors at the Parris Island training depot in South Carolina, the AP reports. The allegations stem from an investigation into the death of a Parris Island recruit in March. Raheel Siddiqui of Taylor, Mich.... More »

3 HS Basketball Players Charged With Raping Teammate

Tennessee players allegedly assaulted teammate in hazing incident

(Newser) - Three high school basketball players in Tennessee have been charged with raping and assaulting a teammate in an apparent hazing incident, officials said. Gatlinburg Police said in a statement that the players were charged Monday in the incident, which occurred last week at a rental cabin. The statement said staff... More »

Frat Suing 'Rogue' Group Accused in Hazing Death

Zeta Beta Tau says SUNY Albany men had no authorization to use ZBT name

(Newser) - The seven men accused of the 2014 hazing of a SUNY Albany student that caused his death are already in trouble with the school and the police. Now they've got a new problem on their hands: a lawsuit set to be filed by the fraternity whose name they apparently... More »

Another Frat Hazing Death, Another Wave of Arrests

Trevor Duffy, 19, died during initiation at Zeta Beta Tau

(Newser) - Five members of an "unsanctioned" fraternity at the State University of New York at Albany have been charged in the hazing death of a pledge. Olaf Jablonski, Yuval Sucov, Jonathan Maldonado, Steven Vila, and Keith Rosengarten, 20 to 22, are charged with first-degree hazing after 19-year-old Trevor Duffy died... More »

Graphic Video Gets Indiana University Frat Suspended

Alpha Tao Omega pledge allegedly seen performing sex act on woman

(Newser) - A fraternity has been suspended from Indiana University after a video circulated online showing a pledge performing oral sex on a woman as other members watch, the Indianapolis Star reports. A university rep cited "credible video evidence" that led to its decision, while the Alpha Tao Omega national office... More »

5 Frat Members Face 20 Years in Pledge's Hazing Death

Chun 'Michael' Deng died in 2013 after an outdoor ritual known as 'glass ceiling'

(Newser) - Five members of Baruch College's now-banned Pi Delta Psi fraternity could face up to 20 years in prison over a pledge's death during a hazing ritual almost two years ago in rural Pennsylvania. Following through with recommendations from a grand jury in Monroe County, prosecutors say they will... More »

Penn State Suspends Frat for 3 Years for Nude Pics, Hazing

Kappa Delta Rho booted from campus for 'deeply troubling activities'

(Newser) - A secret Facebook page with photos of nude women, hazing, and a slew of other activities that "promoted a culture of harassing behavior and degradation of women" have led Penn State to suspend the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity for three years, the AP reports. The university's decision, outlined... More »

Frat Pledge Says He Needed Skin Grafts After Hazing

Johnson & Wales student sues, saying flesh necrotized after 'torturous' TKE ritual

(Newser) - He was branded, hit with wooden paddles, burned with cigarettes, made to eat raw onions and butter until he vomited, and then forced to shower in that vomit—and his resulting injuries were so bad he needed skin grafts afterward. Those are the claims of a Rhode Island student who... More »

Jon Hamm Accused of Brutal Frat Hazing

Lawsuit says he set Sigma Nu pledge's pants on fire in 1990

(Newser) - Jon Hamm has a pretty dark secret from his college days, according to records unearthed by the AP and Star magazine. Court and university records show that the Mad Men star was accused of taking part in a hazing so violent that the victim left school, three other frat members... More »

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