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A Fraternity Brother Speaks Out

By Colin Schlank

Ex-LSU Student Convicted in Fraternity Hazing Death Of Freshman

By Liam Stack, The New York Times
Posted July 17, 2019

Hazing at ODU fraternity sent a student to the hospital and got chapter suspended 5 years

By Jonathan Edwards, Staff writer, The Virginia-Pilot
Posted Apr 8, 2019

3 ex-Penn State fraternity members sentenced in student’s hazing death

By Associated Press
Posted April 3, 2019

They pledge. Get hazed. The cycle continues: How Greek life perpetuates an ‘environment of fear’

By Dakin Andone, CNN
Illustrations by Sofia Ordonez and
Megan Pendergrass, CNN
Updated August 25, 2018

Their sons died. Now they are on a mission to end fraternity hazing.

By Kalhan Rosenblatt, NBC News 

Parents of Timothy Piazza reach settlement with Beta Theta Pi fraternity after pledge’s death

Updated September 5, 2018

A Peek Inside the Secret, Sick Rituals of America’s Frats

By Alex Norcia, VICE
Posted Oct 4 2018

7 current college students explain the good, the bad, and the ugly truth about fraternities

By Anton Li, Business Insider
Posted July 31, 2017

‘Those Families Are Changed Forever.’ A Deadly Year in Fraternity Hazing Comes to a Close

By Katie Reilly, Time
Posted December 21, 2017

Important Hazing Statistics

At Babson College
Posted ND

25 Interesting Facts About Hazing

By Dr. Susan Lipkins, Inside Hazing: Understanding Hazardous Hazing
Posted ND

Facts and Statistics Infographic, Stop Hazing

At Stop Hazing
Posted ND

Hazing obviously doesn’t occur at every fraternity. There are a number of fraternities that are positive role models for all the rest. Here’s an Atlantic article by a young man who found his fraternity to be everything he hoped it would be.

I Loved Being in a Fraternity: Greek life can teach young men the value of diplomacy—and of friendship.

By Steve Roney, The Atlantic
Posted Mar 5, 2014

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