Frat Suspended After Suspected Hazing Incident

A Syracuse University fraternity has been suspended and two of its members arrested after a suspected hazing incident that may cost one student four of his fingers. Three pledges from Nu Alpha Phi took part in what was called “forced exercises” at a park near campus shortly after midnight on Monday. Police said, the exercises, which lasted about a half-hour and included push-ups, took place in 19-degree cold with snow.

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Dec 1 2015

Daniel Li, president of Pi Delta Psi fraternity at Baruch College, testifies in murder case of Chun Hsien Deng, freshman who died during hazing ritual in 2013; Li says he knew ritual was banned but says it was deeply ingrained in fraternity’s culture, claim larger fraternity body disputes.

Oct 23 2015

Five members of Baruch College fraternity charged with third-degree murder in 2013 death of pledge Chun Hsien Deng in hazing ritual appear in New York City court, last of 37 people facing criminal charges in Deng’s death; Pi Delta Psi, national fraternity involved, faces charges as well, including murder. MORE

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OSU Marching Band Director Dismissed

By Charlie Tyson

Dismissal of marching band director at Ohio State reflects an unwillingness to tolerate behavior that once would have been written off as tradition.

Are college marching bands hotbeds of hazing? No more so than any other student group that enjoys prestige on campus, demands copious amounts of time and draws on a set of “traditions” to define itself, anti-hazing advocates and student affairs experts say. Yet in recent years marching bands have been the focus of conversations about college hazing.

Ohio State University fired the director of its acclaimed marching band on Thursday after an internal investigation found that he had turned a blind eye to hazing and sexual harassment among band members. (Read the full report here.) With college sexual misconduct making headlines daily, and the hazing death of a Florida A&M University drum major in 2011 lingering in the minds of band directors, college marching bands have come under heightened scrutiny. And the Ohio State firing may reflect stricter standards for behavior.

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