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UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 24, 2019

Deadly alcohol poisoning at WSU frat house was an accident, coroner says

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 …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

Five football players charged with rape counts in alleged hazing

Police in Montgomery County have charged five teenagers with second-degree rape counts amid allegations of hazing involving junior varsity football players at Damascus High School, officials said Friday.

Penn State frat member gets house arrest in hazing death

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 …

UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018

City investigates bullying among employees of Spokane Fire Department

Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer responded Tuesday to allegations of bullying, sexual harassment and hazing within the department that were exposed recently in a lengthy investigative report.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018

Frat pledge’s alcohol death leads to hazing charges for 9

An off-campus party where a Florida State University fraternity pledge drank a lethal dose of alcohol was overflowing in beer and liquor, strippers and more than a dozen participants getting …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017

WSU shutters Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity following investigation into reports of hazing

The 90-year charter of the Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity has been revoked at Washington State University after concerns were raised over hazing, but university officials would not say exactly what …

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 …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017

Police arrest 10 in drinking death of LSU fraternity pledge

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.

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017

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 …

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.

Football players settle hazing case over ‘No Gay Thursday’

Three suburban Philadelphia high school football players have pleaded guilty to menacing a freshman player with a broom handle on what the team called “No Gay Thursday.”

Dahlberg: No more Lady Gaga, and that might not be a bad thing

I’ll make this clear before anyone begins to get too upset: Bullying and hazing have no place in organized sports, or in civil society for that matter.

Angels pitcher Huston Street: Rookie Dress Up a healthy ritual

Huston Street, a pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels, has been in the major leagues since 2005 and has long been a star closer. His late father, James Street, was …

Current, past baseball players criticize hazing restrictions

Current, past baseball players criticize hazing restrictions that ban rookies from dressing as women

AP: MLB rookie hazing rules ban dressing as women

That baseball hazing ritual of dressing up rookies as Wonder Woman, Hooters Girls and Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders is now banned.

Marine drill instructor accused of running a clothes dryer with a Muslim recruit inside

A Muslim Marine said he was called a terrorist and ordered into an industrial clothes dryer multiple times by a drill instructor who then turned it on, burning him, according …

Marines uncover wide abuse, hazing after recruit’s suicide

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The Marine Corps is considering possible punishments and potential courts-martial for up to 20 officers and enlisted leaders following investigations into the suicide of a 20-year-old …

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.

New Jersey hazing arrests put focus on policies

TRENTON, N.J. – As classes resumed in a New Jersey town for the first time since the arrest of seven high school football players on charges of sexually assaulting younger …

WSU sorority gets slapped with harshest sanctions

PULLMAN – Washington State University’s conduct board has sanctioned the Pi Beta Phi sorority after finding the organization responsible for hazing and underage drinking. Dean of Students Melynda Huskey said …

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 …