Latest College fraternities News

Fraternity suspension announced amid assault allegation

Jan. 22, 2020 4:49 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State University has suspended a fraternity while a third-party report of an allegation of sexual assault is investigated. University police said Tuesday that an online submission said an unidentified person, reportedly a student, had alleged to a third party having been...

College students scramble to exit bus fire in Mississippi

Jan. 21, 2020 12:46 PM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Dozens of college students had to scramble for safety after their charter bus returning from a fraternity event burst into flames on the side of a Mississippi highway. The bus was heading to Alabama on Sunday afternoon, carrying University of Alabama students who had attended a...

Recent Kansas editorials

Jan. 21, 2020 9:10 AM EST

The Kansas City Star, Jan. 20 Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly should abandon her proposal to impose sales taxes on Netflix and other digital streaming services. Her misguided plan would hit Kansas consumers who buy books online, play games online, stream music, or subscribe to digital newspapers and magazines —...

Ex-college student charged with sharing intimate photos

Jan. 21, 2020 8:36 AM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former student at a Connecticut university has been charged with sharing intimate photos of a female student without her permission. Nicholas Otto-Bernstein, 20, is charged with illegally disseminating intimate images, voyeurism and disseminating voyeurism images, police said. He...

FILE - In this April 9, 2019 file photo, pedestrians walk on the campus at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. Authorities are investigating the on-campus death of a Stanford University undergraduate student but do not suspect foul play. Deputies responded Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 to a medical emergency at a residence. The Stanford Daily reported that it was the Theta Delta Chi fraternity house. The man, who was not identified, died at the scene. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

No foul play suspected in campus death of Stanford student

Jan. 19, 2020 2:39 PM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the on-campus death of a Stanford University student but do not suspect foul play, according to newspaper reports. Deputies responded Friday to a medical emergency at a residence, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said. The Stanford Daily...

Task force recommends changes for Kansas Greek system

Jan. 19, 2020 11:39 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A task force has recommended steps for the Greek organizations at the University of Kansas to take to eliminate hazing and to connect more with the Lawrence community. The 27-member task force established in November 2018 to improve safety and efficiency in the Greek community on the...

Michigan Tech students start work on carnival snow statues

Jan. 12, 2020 2:06 PM EST

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — Work has started on massive snow statues to be featured during Michigan Technological University’s Winter Carnival, WLUC-TV reported. Student groups on Friday began their prehistoric times-themed projects for the annual event at the school in Houghton, northwest of Marquette...

Ohio State suspends 3 fraternities for various violations

Jan. 11, 2020 1:43 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has suspended three fraternities for hazing, alcohol use and other violations. The school last semester suspended its Sigma Pi and Zeta Beta Tau chapters through August 2023 and its Phi Delta Theta chapter through August 2024, The Columbus Dispatch reported. The...

Appeals court restores felony charges in FSU hazing death

Jan. 2, 2020 2:31 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An appeals court restored felony hazing charges Thursday against three former Florida State University students charged in the case of a pledge who died of alcohol poisoning. The First District Court of Appeal issued the 2-1 ruling more than a year after a lower court dropped the...

3 Clemson frats placed on probation for hazing, misconduct

Dec. 31, 2019 1:24 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Three fraternities at Clemson University in South Carolina were placed on disciplinary probation for violating the university's code of conduct, according to a university report. Delta Chi, Phi Delta Theta and Chi Phi were investigated following accusations of harsh new member...