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The Whitman County coroner confirmed Monday that Samuel Martinez, a 19-year-old Washington State University freshman, died of acute alcohol intoxication during a party at his fraternity house last month. Coroner Annie Pillers also determined Martinez’s death on Nov. 12 was an accident, despite questions raised about the time it took his peers to call 911.
The Whitman County Coroner’s Office has determined Washington State University student Sam Martinez died four hours before the first 911 call reporting his condition last Tuesday. The Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, which has been suspended by WSU, announced it was holding a candlelight vigil Tuesday evening at the chapter’s house.
The member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity was discovered unconscious and not breathing Tuesday morning, and was declared dead in the fraternity house just after 8:30 a.m. Police are investigating, and the coroner’s office is performing a death investigation.
Whitman County prosecutors say there is insufficient evidence to prosecute a former Washington State University student accused of sexually assaulting another student at the Delta Upsilon fraternity in the fall of 2016 – an allegation that led to the fraternity’s suspension by the WSU Interfraternity Council.
A ban intending to clamp down on hard liquor at frat house parties following pledge deaths last year has been ordered for most fraternities in the United States and Canada, unless the drinks are served by someone with a liquor license.
A Penn State University fraternity member who plied a pledge with vodka the night he was fatally injured in a series of falls avoided jail time Tuesday when a judge sentenced him to three months of house arrest.
Dominique Stewart, who is black, says she was humiliated on the night of Feb. 21, 2015, while she was waiting for a friend in front of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house. During a party that produced multiple witnesses, a white member of the fraternity allegedly shouted racist and misogynistic slurs before slamming a door in Stewart’s face.
Video showing a group of men laughing uproariously at performances punctuated by racist language against blacks, Jews and Hispanics and simulated sex acts has roiled the campus of Syracuse University, and a fraternity there has been suspended.
A judge for a second time has tossed out the most serious allegations against 11 Pennsylvania State University fraternity brothers who were arrested following the death of fraternity pledge Timothy Piazza last year.
The University of Idaho’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity closed Tuesday after an investigation into the chapter revealed a failure to abide by the fraternity’s national guidelines as well as safety and health violations.
The student-run organizations that oversee the University of Idaho’s Greek system have approved an indefinite ban on parties involving alcohol, following the lead of counterparts at Washington State University in an effort to curb binge drinking, hazing and sexual violence.
Prosecutors want a new judge to be appointed as they pursue reinstated criminal charges in the death of a pledge after a Penn State fraternity party earlier this year.
Investigators are filing new charges after recovering deleted security camera footage taken in a Penn State fraternity house the night a pledge consumed a dangerous amount of alcohol and suffered fatal injuries.
Ten people will be arrested on hazing charges in the death of a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge after a night of drinking, LSU officials said Wednesday.
When the members of Beta Theta Pi brought an unconscious, corpse-like Timothy Piazza up a flight of basement stairs on Feb. 2, their resident adviser took a look at the drunken spectacle, then turned around and went back to his room, a lead investigator told a court this week, according to the Associated Press.
After a toga party resulting in the hospitalization of two minors, nearly 80 charges and two arrests, the Oregon State University chapter of Phi Delta Theta is on track for reinstatement.
A pair of fraternities shut down in 2012 and 2014 will return to Washington State University’s Greek Row this fall as associate members and may earn full membership by spring 2018 semester.
Police say a Penn State University fraternity did not summon paramedics for a student who fell down a stairwell until about 12 hours after the incident. He later died.
An $8 million lawsuit against a fraternity at a northwestern Oregon college says a hazing incident resulted in a 20-year-old man losing his right eye.
A University of Idaho fraternity remains suspended for the remainder of the academic year after a university investigation found that the fraternity engaged in behavior inconsistent with the university’s policies.