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West Virginia University Suspends Fraternities

West Virginia University last week suspended activities at its fraternities and sororities after a freshman suffered a “catastrophic medical emergency” at a frat house. Nolan Burch, 18, from Buffalo, New York, was found unresponsive and without a pulse on the …

Coastal Carolina University Suspends 3 Fraternities

Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C. has suspended three fraternities after administrators received hazing complaints. Coastal spokeswoman Martha Hunn told local reporters the chapters of Kappa Sigma, Tau Kappa Epsilon and Pi Kappa Phi have been placed on suspension while …

Colleges Look to Control Fraternities, Hazing As Tragic Incidents Multiply

The death of a Clemson University sophomore is the latest incident to raise alarms about safety at fraternities on U.S. campuses, with more colleges cracking down on dangerous behavior. Clemson, in South Carolina, said Sept. 23 that it suspended new-member …

North Carolina Fraternity Hazing Lawsuit Dismissed

A lawsuit stemming from the death of a former High Point University student has been dismissed against all remaining plaintiffs. The High Point Enterprise reported the case was dismissed last week against Michael Qubein, son of school President Nido Qubein. …

JPMorgan Snub, Lloyd’s Insurance Threat Spurred Change at SAE Fraternity

Early this month, JPMorgan Chase & Co. stopped managing an investment account for a prominent client: the charitable foundation of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, one of the nation’s largest fraternities. The bank was concerned about SAE’s bad publicity, according to Anthony …

Campus Culture Change: ‘Deadliest’ College Fraternity Nixes Pledging

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, one of the largest U.S. fraternities and the deadliest, said it would ban pledging, citing the toll that hazing has taken on its recruits and its reputation. SAE announced yesterday what it called a “historic decision” to …

Jackson State Fraternity Hazing Claims Go to Mediation

Court records indicate that a lawsuit over alleged hazing at a Jacksonville State University fraternity will be handled outside of court. The Anniston (Alabama) Star reported  that the plaintiff, Jason Horton, and the defendants, Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, its JSU …