Latest College fraternities News

Activists decry no-jail sentence for former frat president

Dec. 11, 2018 5:56 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — In a case with echoes of the furor involving a Stanford University swimmer two years ago, advocates for sex-crime victims say the plea bargain that enabled a former Baylor University fraternity president to stay out of jail is another failure by the legal system. "What's similar is that...

Woman who accused man of rape outraged he got no jail time

Dec. 10, 2018 11:09 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas judge on Monday accepted a plea bargain allowing a former Baylor University student accused of raping a woman at a fraternity party to avoid serving jail time, marking at least the third time the judge has approved probation for men accused of sexually assaulting Baylor students....

Trump odd man out as presidents assemble for Bush funeral

Dec. 6, 2018 7:54 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was no mistaking the odd man out. The Washington funeral service for former President George H.W. Bush served as a rare reunion of the remaining members of the presidents club, but the front-row banter among Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and their spouses came to an...

Fraternities, sororities sue Harvard over single-sex rule

Dec. 3, 2018 5:39 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Several national fraternities and sororities sued Harvard University on Monday over a 2016 rule that discourages students from joining single-gender social clubs, marking the first legal challenge to the school's policy. Two fraternities and two sororities filed a lawsuit in...

Man in hazing death refuses to provide cellphone password

Nov. 28, 2018 5:47 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A former Louisiana State University student charged with negligent homicide in the hazing death of a fraternity pledge is refusing to provide prosecutors with his cellphone password. The Advocate reports prosecutors have filed a motion asking a judge to order 20-year-old Matthew...

Police report says death at fraternity house accidental

Nov. 20, 2018 11:16 AM EST

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Officials have determined a death at an off-campus Murray State University fraternity house was accidental. The Murray Ledger & Times reports that Calloway County Coroner Ricky Garland said in a police report that the teen's cause of death was ethanol intoxication and the manner was...

Political 'veteran' at age 36 eyed for Trump chief of staff

Nov. 16, 2018 4:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nick Ayers could almost be confused for a college fraternity brother as he flashes a broad grin in a selfie taken with Mike Pence just moments after the Indiana governor was named Donald Trump's running mate. In fact, the baby-faced campaign strategist in the white undershirt had a...

University removes frat for hazing, forced alcohol drinking

Nov. 8, 2018 2:46 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A University of Michigan fraternity has been removed from the school and student-run Interfraternity Council for at least five years following allegations of violent hazing and forced alcohol consumption. The Ann Arbor News reports Thursday that evidence of hazing was found during...

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...