Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the traditional college experience has been upended for students across the US, and “normal” college activities have halted. Greek life, which is predicated largely on social interaction, looks different. Major events have been postponed, cancelled, or moved online. But at many colleges, including the University of […]
Antonio Tsialas, 18, attended a Phi Kappa Psi “dirty rush” party at Cornell University on Oct. 24. He was found dead in a gorge two days later. The party “Christmas in October,” featured seven rooms of drinking games, according to a lawsuit. Freshman were “encouraged or coerced” to drink large […]
In the past two weeks, several hazing allegations have been brought against social groups at Ohio University, resulting in the college suspending all of its 15 social fraternities, three sororities, a professional fraternity, and the marching band. After OU’s Sorority & Fraternity Life Office held informational sessions about what hazing […]
The chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity at Hofstra University in Hampstead, New York, has been suspended after a Snapchat video emerged showing members forcing a puppy to do a keg stand. It’s unclear when the video was taken, but it was later posted to Twitter on May 11 and […]
Swarthmore College fraternities Phi Psi and Delta Upsilon announced they were disbanding on Tuesday night. They disbanded after a leaked, 116-page document revealed references to hazing, a “rape attic,” and racist and homophobic jokes. Phi Psi released a statement on April 17 saying none of its current brothers were involved […]
Three former Penn State fraternity brothers were sentenced to jail on Tuesday over a pledge’s 2017 death. Timothy Piazza, 19, died after an alcohol-fuelled hazing ritual that left him with a traumatic brain injury. One hazing expert has told INSIDER that prosecutions like these are rare and jail sentences for […]
A chapter of fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) at the University of Georgia has been suspended after a video showing frat members using racial slurs and whipping each other as a joke went viral. The national Tau Kappa Epsilon organisation expelled four members involved with the video and issued a […]
Jacob Walter Anderson, 23, has been accused of raping a woman at a party in 2016. The former Baylor University fraternity president was given no jail time after making a plea deal with prosecutors in Waco, Texas. His sentencing was met with outrage from the alleged victim, who has now […]
For seven years in the 2000s, photographer Andrew Moisey captured what life was like in an unnamed fraternity at an undergraduate university in the US. A decade later, these shots comprise the bulk of Moisey’s new photobook, “The American Fraternity: An Illustrated Ritual Manual,” published by Daylight Books. Shot in […]
Yale’s Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity released proposed reforms to improve an environment some students describe as sexually unsafe. The proposed reforms were created by fraternity members. Yale University has indicated that it doesn’t plan to sanction DKE related to allegations of misconduct within the organisation. Following allegations of sexual misconduct […]
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Yale’s Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity was barred for five years after a profane video of brothers chanting about women, rape, and consent emerged online. The suspension ended in 2016, but today some women at Yale say they feel unsafe at DKE. The fraternity was created in 1844 and its notable […]
Vice President Mike Pence was in a fraternity at Hanover College in Indiana. He once infuriated fellow fraternity brothers when he led an inquiring college administrator to where they were hiding kegs in their house. The story was a part of a large Atlantic profile on Pence. A college friend […]
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