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Family of teen who died at WSU fraternity files lawsuit

SEATTLE – In his first semester at Washington State University, Sam Martinez witnessed or took part in several activities that his family says was a pattern of hazing at Alpha Tau Omega (ATO), the fraternity he hoped to join.

6 students at New York college arrested in hazing probe

Members of an unrecognized fraternity at a state college tortured a rat as part of illegal hazing that occurred inside the group’s house, according to police who announced charges against nine men on Thursday.

Sex, drug claims lead to WSU frat suspension

The national headquarters of Delta Upsilon fraternity has suspended its Washington State University chapter amid allegations of drugging and sexual assault. The Pullman Police Department and WSU’s Office of Student Conduct are investigating the chapter following a series of reports earlier this month.

WSU to discuss possible fraternity ban for freshmen

PULLMAN – A proposal to prohibit Washington State University freshmen from living in fraternities didn’t generate much discussion Friday, but it could in the coming months. WSU President Elson S. Floyd said he hopes to have a number of conversations this semester with alumni, community members, and fraternity and sorority students not only about that proposal, but about the future of WSU’s Greek system in general.

Fraternity pays $4K for damage to forest

A University of Idaho fraternity has paid the U.S. Forest Service $4,382 in a court case over damages it caused by building an illegal road into a Clearwater National Forest meadow. On May 5, 2010, several members of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity were charged with creating a road into Vassar Meadows on the Palouse Ranger District.

Brotherly love

Editor’s note: In 2006, we published a story by Don Shelton about a previous reunion of his University of Idaho fraternity brothers that centered around an ex-classmate with Alzheimer’s disease. This is his story about a recent gathering to honor those who have passed on. Three old fraternity brothers pick at salads as we rehash an experience none of us will forget.