Latest College fraternities News

9 LSU fraternity members arrested on hazing-related charges

Feb. 14, 2019 9:35 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University announced the arrests Thursday of nine fraternity members for hazing-related crimes that included ordering pledges to lie in piles of broken glass, kicking pledges with steel-toed boots and urinating on them. The men arrested, ranging from ages 19 to 23,...

Family of Ohio University student who died sues fraternity

Feb. 14, 2019 3:30 PM EST

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — The family of an Ohio college student who died after pledging a fraternity is accusing the fraternity of extensive physical and mental hazing. A lawsuit filed Thursday in Athens County Court says Ohio University student Collin Wiant was beaten with a belt, pelted with eggs, deprived of...

Students sue to open Yale fraternities to women

Feb. 12, 2019 9:54 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Three women who attend Yale University sued the school and nine all-male fraternities Tuesday, seeking to force the social organizations to admit women in response to alleged sexual assault, harassment and discrimination. The class-action lawsuit, filed in federal court in...

Harvard denies claims in suits from fraternities, sororities

Feb. 8, 2019 6:12 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University is asking judges to dismiss a pair of lawsuits challenging a school policy that discourages students from joining single-gender clubs. Court documents filed by Harvard on Friday deny allegations of sex discrimination made in separate lawsuits in state and federal...

Mississippi lt. gov took part in Confederate frat parties

Feb. 8, 2019 5:11 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — While in college in the 1990s, Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves took part in his fraternity's Old South parties. And at such Kappa Alpha parties, members often wore Confederate costumes, a common practice among chapters in the South at the time. A yearbook photo from Reeves' time in...

Suspect in LSU basketball player's death pleads not guilty

Feb. 7, 2019 5:12 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 20-year-old Louisiana man accused of fatally shooting LSU basketball player Wayde Sims last fall has pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree murder. Dyteon Simpson, of Baker, is accused of shooting Sims, also 20, in the head when Sims intervened in a fight to defend a...

Autopsy: College student died of exposure, had been drinking

Feb. 5, 2019 7:19 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Police in Vermont say a 19-year-old University of Vermont student found dead in a parking lot in sub-zero temperatures had attended two off-campus fraternity events and had been drinking. Police say Connor Gage, of Little Falls, New York, was found dead Saturday behind a Burlington...

Parents of Penn State pledge sue frat members over his death

Feb. 1, 2019 5:31 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The parents of a Penn State sophomore who died two years ago after a night of drinking and hazing have sued 28 members of a shuttered fraternity and a security company hired to help enforce alcohol regulations. Lawyers for Tim Piazza's parents announced the federal wrongful death...

Hazing suspect accused of violating alcohol ban

Jan. 31, 2019 7:04 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a former Florida State student charged in a fraternity hazing death is returning to jail after testing positive for alcohol in violation of his pretrial conditions. The Tallahassee Democrat reports that 23-year-old Clayton Muehlstein's ankle monitor tested positive...

Fraternity closes LSU chapter for hazing, alcohol violations

Jan. 22, 2019 7:14 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Delta Kappa Epsilon says it has closed its nearly century-old chapter at Louisiana State University over violations of the fraternal organization's alcohol and hazing policies. DKE's executive director, Doug Lanpher, declined to say what allegations prompted the organization to...