Latest College fraternities News

Ex-fraternity president to stand trial for 2nd alleged rape

Oct. 19, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The ex-president of a suspended Temple University fraternity has been ordered to stand trial for a second alleged sexual assault. A judge ordered 21-year-old Ari Goldstein to stand trial Thursday on charges of rape, sexual assault, unlawful restraint and involuntary deviate sexual...

Penn State pledge who died after hazing spurs new law

Oct. 19, 2018 3:44 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new anti-hazing law prompted by the death of a Penn State student after a night of drinking in a fraternity house early last year was signed Friday by Pennsylvania's governor. Gov. Tom Wolf called it "long overdue" as he put his signature on legislation to enact stricter criminal...

Ex-Baylor frat chief accused of rape pleads to lesser charge

Oct. 15, 2018 8:32 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — A former Baylor University fraternity president indicted on sexual assault charges in 2016 has pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of unlawful restraint and been sentenced to probation. Jacob Walter Anderson's plea Monday in Waco came in a deal with prosecutors in return for dismissal...

Anti-hazing law in Penn St. student's name goes to governor

Oct. 15, 2018 8:00 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Stricter criminal penalties for hazing will soon become Pennsylvania law under legislation inspired by the death of a Penn State student that cleared its final hurdle Monday. The Senate voted unanimously for a bill named for a fraternity pledge who consumed a dangerous amount of...

13 Dartmouth organizations face hazing allegations

Oct. 12, 2018 4:31 PM EDT

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A spike in reports of hazing at Dartmouth College prompted the Ivy League school to hire an external investigator to look at over a dozen organizations including fraternities and sororities. College officials told The Dartmouth student newspaper the investigation was sparked by an...

University of Iowa suspends 9 fraternities, citing alcohol

Oct. 11, 2018 10:47 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Nine University of Iowa fraternities have been suspended for violating a moratorium on alcohol at fraternity and sorority parties, university officials said. Pi Kappa Alpha; Beta Theta Pi; Pi Kappi Phi; Acacia; Sigma Pi; Phi Delta Theta; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; and...

Penn State frat member gets probation in pledge death case

Sep. 27, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A former Penn State fraternity member will serve a year of probation for hazing and furnishing alcohol to a minor for events surrounding the death of a pledge nearly two years ago. The Centre Daily Times said 22-year-old Joseph Ems Jr. was also sentenced to community service and...

UMass fraternity charged after student got alcohol poisoning

Sep. 23, 2018 10:02 PM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — A fraternity at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been indicted about a year after a student suffered alcohol poisoning. The Northwestern district attorney's office says the Theta Mu chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity was charged this week with hazing and procuring...

The Latest: Frat revokes University of Kentucky chapter

Sep. 19, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a University of Kentucky student charged with DUI and suspended from school after the death of a 4-year-old who was hit by the student's car (all times local): 4:40 p.m. A national fraternity has revoked the charter of its University of Kentucky chapter after the death...

University of Kentucky student suspended after child's death

Sep. 18, 2018 6:23 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky has suspended a student and the fraternity he pledged after the death of a 4-year-old boy hit by the student's car. News outlets report a letter to the campus from UK President Eli Capilouto said the suspension is pending investigations. Marco Lee Shemwell...