Latest College fraternities News

LSU suspends fraternity for alleged hazing, misconduct

May. 21, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana State University fraternity has been suspended amid hazing and misconduct allegations. The Advocate reports university officials confirmed that LSU's Pi Kappa Phi chapter will be closed until May 2023 after university police issued misdemeanor charges last month against...

Judge changes jail into house arrest for 3rd in frat death

May. 15, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A judge is letting another former Penn State fraternity member serve his sentence on home confinement instead of in jail in the 2017 death of a pledge. Former Beta Theta Pi member Luke Visser was resentenced Wednesday to 45 days of home confinement and six months of probation,...

Pennsylvania college to no longer allow frats, sororities

May. 10, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

SWARTHMORE, Pa. (AP) — Fraternities and sororities will no longer be allowed at Swarthmore College following outrage over years-old documents allegedly written by one fraternity there that contains derogatory comments about women and the LGBTQ community and jokes about sexual assault. School President...

Man in hazing death accused of deleting files before search

May. 10, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A former Louisiana State University student charged in the hazing death of a fraternity pledge is accused of deleting hundreds of files from his cellphone just before authorities could search it. The Advocate reports prosecutors on Wednesday requested Google provide all information,...

49ers rookie praised for good Samaritan act in college

May. 2, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco rookie Dre Greenlaw enters the NFL with a little more fanfare than most fifth-round linebackers. His role as a good Samaritan to save a high school classmate from a potential date rape encounter at a college fraternity party was publicized on social media by the...

Pennsylvania college's fraternities disband amid protests

May. 1, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

SWARTHMORE, Pa. (AP) — The only two fraternities at Swarthmore College have opted to disband amid outrage over years-old documents containing derogatory comments about women and the LGBTQ community and jokes about sexual assault. Delta Upsilon and Phi Psi announced their decisions in separate Facebook...

Student protesters occupy fraternity house, want it closed

Apr. 30, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

Student protesters at Swarthmore College occupied an on-campus fraternity house Monday following the leak of documents purportedly describing some members' derogatory comments and sexual assault jokes. The demonstration is aimed at shutting down the Phi Psi chapter at the private liberal arts school in suburban...

Student protesters occupy fraternity house, want it closed

Apr. 30, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

Student protesters at Swarthmore College occupied an on-campus fraternity house Monday following the leak of documents purportedly describing some members' derogatory comments and sexual assault jokes. The demonstration is aimed at shutting down the Phi Psi chapter at the private liberal arts school in suburban...

3 Virginia frat members charged with bodily harm in hazing

Apr. 30, 2019 7:48 AM EDT

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Three Virginia State University fraternity members are accused of hurting 10 students who were being hazed Sunday. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Kappa Alpha Psi members Deonte Barkley, George Feggins and Michael Snipes are each charged with 10 counts of hazing so as to cause...

Judge turns jail into house arrest for 2 in frat death case

Apr. 26, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A judge is letting two former Penn State fraternity brothers serve sentences on house arrest for convictions related to the death of a pledge. WTAJ-TV reported this week that Joshua Kurczewski and Michael Bonatucci had faced minimums of three months and one month in jail, but that...