Campus Life / Education / Lifestyle

Penn State bans frat where student was fatally injured

Penn State University on Thursday permanently banned a fraternity after a pledge was fatally injured last month and announced additional steps to curb underage drinking throughout the university system. The university revoked its recognition of the school’s chapter of Beta Theta Pi after it said an investigation found “a persistent pattern” of excessive and forced … Continue reading

Campus Life / Lifestyle

Sorority, frat events banned at Washington State University

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Officials on Monday banned all Washington State University sorority and fraternity events, from formals to football tailgates, for the rest of the semester. The Pullman school’s Interfraternity Council made the move along with the Panhellenic Council, an umbrella organization for some sororities. The councils made the announcement in a letter to … Continue reading

Uproar over suggestive banners hung near a Virginia campus
Local / Virginia

Uproar over suggestive banners hung near a Virginia campus

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A fraternity has suspended activities at a university chapter in Virginia after an uproar over sexually suggestive banners hung from a private home where several of that fraternity’s members live. Sigma Nu’s national organization said it suspended the fraternity’s activities at Old Dominion University in Norfolk pending completion of its investigation. … Continue reading

U.Va. frat won’t pursue honor code case against ‘Jackie’
Campus Life / Education / Local / National / Virginia

U.Va. frat won’t pursue honor code case against ‘Jackie’

A University of Virginia fraternity will not pursue an honor code violation against a student who told Rolling Stone for a story that has since been retracted that several brothers gang-raped her during a party, a spokesman said. Virginia has the oldest student-run honor code in the country, which prohibits lying, cheating and stealing. Those … Continue reading