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Clemson University Fraternity Hazing Death Settled for $250K

A judge has approved a $250,000 settlement between Clemson University and the family of a student who died during a fraternity pledge run nearly three years ago. Judge Robin Stilwell on Thursday approved the deal that Clemson reached with Tucker …

South Carolina’s Clemson University Settles Lawsuit Over Fraternity Pledge Death

The family of a university student in South Carolina who died falling off a bridge during a pledge run has settled its lawsuit against Clemson University and the fraternity. Court records filed Thursday show Tucker Hipps’ parents reached the deal …

Fraternity Files $25M Defamation Suit Against Rolling Stone

The fraternity that was the focus of a debunked Rolling Stone article about a gang rape filed a $25 million lawsuit against the magazine Monday, saying the piece made the frat and its members “the object of an avalanche of …

University in West Virginia to Require Risk Management Training of Greek System

Marshall University is requiring its fraternity and sorority chapters to undergo training for risk management and party hosting after hundreds of students had to be dispersed by police last month. Marshall says in a news release the training must be …

Virginia Fraternity Chapter Plans Lawsuit Against ‘Reckless’ Rolling Stone

The University of Virginia fraternity chapter at the center of Rolling Stone magazine’s retracted article “A Rape on Campus” said on Monday that it planned to sue the magazine for what it called “reckless” reporting that hurt its reputation. The …

Dartmouth College Considering Campus Ban on Serving Hard Liquor

Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, is considering banning hard liquor on campus as part of a series of measures to curb student alcohol abuse and sexual assault. President Philip Hanlon is expected to propose the change in a speech …

University of Virginia Fraternities to Be Reinstated Jan. 9

The University of Virginia will lift a ban on its more than 30 fraternities and related activities, in place since Nov. 22, on Jan. 9, President Teresa A. Sullivan said. The reinstatement will be in conjunction with a new agreement …

UVA May Extend Ban on Fraternity Activities as Board Pledges Improved Safety

University of Virginia leaders said Tuesday that a ban on fraternity activities may be extended and pledged to increase campus safety and change the school’s sex, alcohol and fraternity culture after a searing report of an alleged gang rape at …

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 …

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 …