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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Sexual assault at WSU fraternity dropped

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 …


UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 9:58 a.m.

Former student sues WSU over handling of racist incident in 2015 at Phi Delta Theta fraternity

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 …


Syracuse fraternity suspended after racist videos released

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, …


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 8:26 p.m.

Judge tosses out the most serious charges in the fraternity hazing death of a Penn State teen

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 …


University of Idaho students impose ban on Greek Row drinking parties

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 …


DA seeks new judge in Penn State fraternity deadly fall case

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.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 9:44 p.m.

Video recovered, ten more charged in Penn State frat death

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 …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 10:46 p.m.

In Penn State hazing death case, spotlight turns to frat adviser deemed ‘captain of the ship’

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 …


Oregon State fraternity on track for reinstatement

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 …


UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 1:15 p.m.

WSU fraternities shut down in 2012, 2014 may be reinstated

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 6:04 p.m.

Student dead after frat fall; help not called for 12 hours

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.


College fraternity accused of hazing sued for $8 million

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.


University of Idaho fraternity suspension to continue after investigation

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.


WSU student-run Greek councils ban all fraternity and sorority events until spring semester

Citing too many alcohol-related incidents at Greek parties this semester, Washington State University’s Greek community has imposed a ban on all social events hosted by fraternities and sororities – regardless …


Pullman police: Not enough evidence to prove women were drugged at WSU fraternity

Pullman Police say they were unable to find sufficient evidence three women were drugged at the Delta Upsilon fraternity in early September.


Student found dead at WSU fraternity house

A 21-year-old Washington State University student was found dead early Monday at a fraternity house on Pullman’s College Hill.


University of Idaho Delta Sigma Phi fraternity suspended

The Delta Sigma Phi fraternity at the University of Idaho has been suspended for an unspecified conduct violation and an investigation is underway, according to a university news release.


Man convicted of University of Idaho rape resentenced after successful appeal

A man convicted of raping a woman outside a University of Idaho fraternity house has had his conviction and sentence vacated and he has been resentenced to probation.


Pullman police probe whether women were drugged at WSU fraternity house

Authorities investigating a report of sexual assault at a Washington State University fraternity house are also trying to determine if women were drugged there.


Police investigating sex assault report at WSU fraternity

Authorities are investigating after an 18-year-old woman reported that she was sexually assaulted at a Washington State University fraternity house.


WSU student reports rape at Delta Upsilon fraternity

A female Washington State University student reported being raped at the Delta Upsilon fraternity this weekend and another reported being becoming ill after drinking alcohol, according to the Pullman Police …


University of Oregon investigating after lake island trashed by partiers

The National Forest Service says workers have cleaned up a half-mile-wide swath of trash left behind by about 1,000 campers after an annual trip to a California lake by fraternity …


Oregon State fraternity suspended for five years

Oregon State University has suspended the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity for five years because of hazing and harassment.


University of Oregon Greek life features blackout drinking, assaults, report says

A report commissioned by the University of Oregon says the school’s fraternity and sorority members earn social status by drinking themselves into a stupor.


Two students may have been drugged at WSU fraternity house, officials say

PULLMAN – Two students may have been drugged at a Washington State University fraternity house, and one was hospitalized “due to life-threatening blood alcohol levels,” officials said Wednesday.


Whitman College fraternity confronts sexual misconduct allegations

A Whitman College fraternity’s social schedule was suspended last week by its peers after a number of sexual misconduct allegations were reported against members of Phi Delta Theta.


Student sues fraternity after falling

A University of Idaho student injured after falling from a three-tiered bunk bed at the Delta Chi house following a party two years ago is now suing the national fraternal …


Clark: Grade-school concept lost on college students

It’s been inspiring watching Wazzu revitalize itself. Images of rioting students and Dumpsters ablaze from years gone by have all but faded from public memory.


Four years after Sigma Nu at WSU lost charter, group returning

Embroiled in allegations of hazing and alcohol abuse, the Sigma Nu fraternity at Washington State University was kicked off campus in 2007. Now the fraternity’s Delta Iota chapter, purged of …


Another student falls from UI fraternity window

A 19-year-old woman fell from the third story of a University of Idaho fraternity early today, the second such fall in less than two weeks.