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  • 'These are just regular college kids': Inside America's first Muslim fraternity

    04/13/2014 7:49:55 PM PDT · by kingattax · 28 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 12 April 2014 | ZOE SZATHMARY
    Members of America's first Muslim fraternity have been photographed for a photo series called 'A New Identity.' The pictures, taken by Dylan Hollingsworth, capture rush events for Alif Laam Meem (ALM) at University of Texas at Dallas, as well as day-to-day activities for fraternity members. Hollingsworth, along with Wheeler Sparks, hopes to turn his efforts into a documentary about the group as a way of exploring Muslim American identity. Hollingsworth first got in contact with ALM after spending a summer abroad and taking photographs in Palestine. On his website, he says his Christian, Jewish, and even friends from Texas were...
  • Sorority accused of forcing men to eat dog treats

    04/10/2014 12:51:21 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 105 replies ^ | Apr 10, 2014 | Unknown
    STORRS, Conn. (AP) - University of Connecticut officials have suspended a sorority as they investigate allegations that its members forced men to drink booze, eat dog treats, paint their bodies, wear women's underwear and take alcohol shots off each other's bodies.
  • Are Frat Brothers Natural Conservatives?

    01/26/2013 7:59:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/26/2013 | Betsy Woodruff
    In the waning years of the Clinton administration, the Dartmouth College board of trustees created the Student Life Initiative in an effort to, well, improve student life. But, as often happens when distant bureaucracies intervene in individuals’ choices, things didn’t exactly go according to plan.Here’s what happened: In 1998, the college’s new president, James Wright, persuaded the members of the board to adopt a new initiative to improve students’ social lives. Some of the measures they implemented were, um, troublesome to fraternity members. For instance, the school limited the number of kegs students could buy and made them register...
  • Yale may not recognize Christian fraternity

    11/26/2012 9:31:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    World On Campus ^ | 11/26/12 | Catherine Rogers
    A newly approved Christian fraternity at Yale University may be denied official recognition and student group funding because it plans to restrict membership to men who believe in Jesus. Just days after the leaders of Beta Upsilon Chi (BYX) announced the Yale chapter's formation, the student newspaper reported that the group "will have to change its membership rules if it intends to comply with Yale's anti-discrimination policies."
  • We were being hazed, but it wasnt the worst thing in the world Students speak out on frat charges

    05/26/2012 3:40:27 AM PDT · by billorites · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | M | Matt Stout
    Two of the Boston University students police found stripped, bound and covered in condiments inside an Allston basement are railing against the hazing allegations leveled at their Alpha Epsilon Pi frat brothers, saying the incident was blown out of proportion and that key parts of the cops’ report never even happened. “The police report was really exaggerated,” said one victim, whose identity is being withheld by the Herald. “We were being hazed, but it wasn’t the worst thing in the world. None of us had fearful looks in our eyes, none of us were crying. They (the cops) asked us...
  • Police Find 5 Horrified Nearly Naked BU Students In Fraternity House

    04/10/2012 11:07:40 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 77 replies
    WBZ-TV ^ | April 9, 2012 | Christina Hager
    BOSTON (CBS) Five nearly naked college students were found shivering in a Brighton basement Monday, tied together with duct tape. Boston Police say they found the group terrified and humiliated. There were also signs the Boston University students may have been beaten. The early morning raid left police officers stunned. No one answered the door at 24 Ashford Street Monday night, but when police responded early Monday morning, they found the male students circled in the basement, stripped to their underwear. Police responded to the house after a call about a loud party. According to police: All five were...
  • Ever Been That Drunk?

    02/04/2012 4:42:50 PM PST · by bkopto · 134 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | Feb 2, 2012 | CARRIE ANN CHERRY
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - A college student claims he was injured when a fraternity member in a "drunken stupor" decided "that it would be a good idea to shoot bottle rockets out of his a***," and did so, "but instead of launching, the bottle rocket blew up in the defendant's rectum, and this startled the plaintiff and caused him to jump back," and fall off the fraternity's deck. Louis Helmburg III sued The Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity Inc., of Huntington, West Virginia, and Travis Hughes, a fraternity member, in Cabell County Court. Helmburg claims - in a statement it would be...
  • Vermont fraternity chapter closed indefinitely over rape survey

    12/19/2011 6:29:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Fox 8 ^ | 12/17/11 | LISA RATHKE
    Vermont fraternity chapter closed indefinitely over rape surveyLISA RATHKE - Staff Writer 9:53 a.m. EST, December 17, 2011 MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) A University of Vermont fraternity whose members are accused of circulating a survey that asked who they would like to rape has been closed indefinitely. The national Sigma Phi Epsilon made the announcement Friday after an internal investigation and lengthy discussions with the university in Burlington. "Without suggesting that every member had knowledge of this questionnaire, the questions asked in the document are deplorable and absolutely inconsistent with our values," said Brian Warren, executive director of the national...
  • Princeton University announces ban on freshman-year rush

    08/23/2011 10:09:52 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 33 replies
    Daily Princetonian ^ | 8/23/2011 | Staff
    The University will ban students from participating in freshman rush, it announced on Tuesday. The ban will take effect beginning in fall 2012, with members of the Class of 2016 prohibited from affiliating with fraternities or sororities for the duration of their freshman year, and members of other classes prohibited from conducting any sort of rush activities for freshmen. President Tilghman is notifying incoming freshmen of the policy change this week, according to the announcement. The decision to prohibit freshman year affiliation and recruitment is driven primarily by a conviction that social and residential life at Princeton should continue to...
  • Police, UCF look into 'roofie' accusations against frat

    03/26/2011 7:01:53 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 30 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | March 26, 2011 | Jeff Weiner
    Police at the University of Central Florida are looking into claims that members of a fraternity bragged about a game involving drugging random women at a fraternity function in February. University spokesman Chad Binette said Friday that UCF's Office of Student Conduct and the UCF Police Department "will be conducting reviews of the incident." "Our No. 1 priority is to provide a safe environment for the entire university community," including our Greek organizations," Binette said. The fraternity denied the allegations and said it welcomes the reviews. The controversy stems from a Feb. 10 event, in which documents released by UCF...
  • Ohio police say shooting killed 1, injured 11 at fraternity house near college campus

    02/06/2011 10:06:04 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 6, 2011
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) Authorities in northeast Ohio say a shooting at a fraternity house just north of the Youngstown State University campus killed one student and injured 11 people, including six students.
  • Southern Football's Dating Game

    11/14/2009 7:25:27 AM PST · by Saije · 13 replies · 856+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/13/2009 | Hannah Karp
    Each Sunday, Peyton Alsobrook, a 19-year-old freshman at Auburn University, gets together with his Alpha Tau Omega fraternity brothers to compare notes on the women they take on dates to Saturday football games. Those who seem bored are eliminated from further consideration, he says, along with any who might talk too much during a close game "because they're from up North or something." As the all-important Alabama game approaches, Mr. Alsobrook says he's narrowed his list of potential dates to four. The winner, he says, will get a coveted ticket to the big game and, beyond that, special treatment that...
  • 75 Students Arrested in San Diego University Drug Bust

    05/06/2008 1:09:06 PM PDT · by anymouse · 28 replies · 101+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5/6/08 | ALLISON HOFFMAN
    Dozens of San Diego State University students were arrested after a sweeping drug investigation found that some fraternity members openly dealt drugs and one even sent a mass text message advertising cocaine, authorities said Tuesday. Two kilograms of cocaine were seized, along with 350 Ecstasy pills, marijuana, psychedelic mushrooms, hash oil, methamphetamine, illicit prescription drugs, several guns and at least $60,000 in cash, authorities said. Of the 96 people arrested, 75 were students. Eighteen of the students were arrested Tuesday when nine search warrants were executed at various locations including fraternities, said Jesse Rodriguez, San Diego County assistant district attorney....
  • Embattled Nifong Says He'll Resign

    06/15/2007 5:05:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 968+ views
    WRAL TV ^ | June 15, 2007
    Raleigh The man who once pursued rape, sexual assault and kidnapping charges against three former Duke lacrosse players who were later declared innocent by North Carolina's attorney general says he will resign. (Watch Mike Nifong's announcement.) "My community has suffered enough," a tearful Mike Nifong said Friday during his testimony at his State Bar ethics trial to the surprise of the families and defense attorneys of the cleared lacrosse players, as well as others in the courtroom. "Throughout the years I have served as a prosecutor I have always tried to do the right thing," a tearful Mike Nifong...
  • VA: Setting the record straight

    03/20/2007 3:07:40 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies · 447+ views
    IT IS with great horror that I read Lindsay Huggins' incredibly irresponsible and error-filled column regarding Commonwealth v. Beebe ("The painful consequences of silence," Mar. 16). While I am sure every current Wahoo wants to wave the flag of school pride, such editorial laziness should not be allowed as it does not in any way help other students. That said, I am glad attention is being brought to the horror of rape. Huggins, however, needs to get some of the facts straight and stop this disgusting and disturbing "blame the victim" stance. That serves no one and shows just how...
  • VA: Man who apologized to victim he raped gets 18 months in jail

    03/17/2007 8:17:15 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 89 replies · 1,580+ views
    The Hook, Charlottesville, Virginia ^ | 03-15-2007 | Courtney Stuart
    From The Hook, a local newspaper here in Charlottesville, Virginia:Four months after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a fellow student in a UVA fraternity house in 1984, 42-year-old William N. Beebe will be sentenced for the nearly 23-year-old crime on Thursday, March 15, in Charlottesville Circuit Court. . . . . . Beebe was sentenced to 18 months in jail and 500 hours of community service on March 16, according to news reports from The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, Virginia).
  • Pledges In Apparent Hazing Ritual May Have Been Sexually Assaulted(diapers,fairy wings&panties)

    11/03/2006 12:57:18 PM PST · by finnman69 · 13 replies · 1,049+ views ^ | 11/3/06
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- School officials investigating an apparent hazing ritual at a fraternity house on the University of Central Florida campus in which pledges were found in diapers, fairy wings and women's panties told Local 6 News that there is evidence that several of them may have been sexually assaulted. The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at UCF was suspended by its national office and has become the subject of a police investigation after three students were recently found so drunk that they had be rushed to a hospital. University police, acting on a tip, said they noticed loud, aggressive screaming...
  • Hopkins fraternity accused of racism

    10/31/2006 4:33:40 AM PST · by Abbeville Conservative · 17 replies · 1,438+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | October 31, 2006 | Sumathi Reddy
    Hopkins fraternity accused of racism Black students protest mock lynching, language on Halloween party invitation By Sumathi Reddy Sun reporter Originally published October 31, 2006 Johns Hopkins University administrators suspended the Sigma Chi fraternity yesterday after a weekend "Halloween in the Hood" party that included a skeleton pirate dangling from a rope noose. Black Student Union members protested the fraternity's actions, saying the appearance of a mock lynching highlighted the atmosphere of racial insensitivity and tension at one of the country's most prestigious universities.
  • Jumping Out of Windows Into Snow (Video)

    08/19/2006 12:00:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 6 replies · 362+ views 5th story windows that is! It's 100 degrees in NYC right now so this clip seems fitting. **Do not ever attempt this!**
  • Penn student sues (black) fraternity, alleging injuries from hazing

    04/28/2006 9:48:03 AM PDT · by 2banana · 11 replies · 670+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | April 28th, 2006 | Patrick Kerkstra
    Penn student sues fraternity, alleging injuries from hazing By Patrick Kerkstra and Julie Shaw Inquirer Staff Writer A University of Pennsylvania student filed a lawsuit this week alleging he was left scarred and bruised by an Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity hazing incident in October. E. Martyn Griffen of Arkansas claims in the suit that he was "repeatedly and violently punched in the thighs" and that a rubber band was placed on his upper arm and "snapped repeatedly" by fraternity members until a cut formed that "caused a serious and permanent scar." The University of Pennsylvania conducted its own investigation of...
  • The Traditional Perspective on Vatican Council II (Interview With Msgr. Schmitz, Fr. Gabet)

    04/06/2006 10:23:34 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 4 replies · 350+ views
    The Wanderer, via Renew America ^ | 4/4/2006 | Brian Mershon
    The traditional perspective on Vatican Council II Interview with Fr. Gabet, Msgr. SchmitzBrian Mershon April 4, 2006 This is the third and final part of a series of articles, taken from interviews with Msgr. Michael Schmitz, who is vicar general and provincial superior of the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest (ICKSP) in the U.S., and Fr. George Gabet, the North American District Superior for the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP). As the previous articles have shown, much attention has been focused on the eventual plight of the Society of St. Pius X, especially in light of the...
  • Those Aggies Don't Just Tip Cows Any More! (Kinky Frat house at U. of Minnesota)

    04/01/2006 11:15:17 AM PST · by Renfield · 3 replies · 353+ views
    Captain's Quarters Blog ^ | 4-1-06 | Captain Ed
    One of the pleasures of having a vibrant local press is the colorful stories about the community that get missed when focusing on the national and international news. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports today on an agricultural fraternity at the University of Minnesota that has been suspended and may be disbanded for violating the university's ban on hazing. The FarmHouse Fraternity apparently has pushed the Midwestern envelope a little too far -- say, all the way to San Francisco: Hazing by the suspended FarmHouse Fraternity at the University of Minnesota included hitting members on their backside with a leather...
  • Term Limits for D.A., Assessor Voided Another Judicial Tyrany)

    03/15/2006 9:06:44 AM PST · by radar101 · 4 replies · 247+ views
    L A Times ^ | March 15, 2006 | Noam N. Levey
    Striking another blow to term limits for Los Angeles County officeholders, a judge said Tuesday she would toss out voter-approved caps on the district attorney and assessor. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Soussan Bruguera hasn't finalized her ruling, but it is all but certain that Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley and Assessor Rick Auerbach, like Sheriff Lee Baca before them, will be free to serve as many terms as they and the voters please. All three officials argued that their offices, which are governed by the state Constitution, could not be limited by county voters. Tuesday's ruling represented...
  • Fraternity suspended after racially insensitive party

    03/05/2006 4:56:22 AM PST · by jmq · 43 replies · 1,360+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | Saturday March 5, 2006 | Associated Press
    Posted on Sat, Mar. 04, 2006 Fraternity suspended after racially insensitive party WARRENSBURG, Mo. - A fraternity at Central Missouri State University has been suspended for hosting a "racially insensitive" party around Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A three-week university investigation found that the January event, called a "chicken and beer" party, at the Alpha Kappa Lambda's housing complex mocked the national King holiday, established to honor the slain civil rights leader. According to an editorial in the CMSU student newspaper, the Muleskinner, participants were told to dress based on organizers' perceptions of how blacks dress. Partygoers arrived wearing doo-rags...
  • Welcome to hell, gentlemen!

    09/26/2005 3:18:58 AM PDT · by VirginiaMil · 6 replies · 2,482+ views
    Reporting World Defense Review ^ | September 26, 2005 | W. THOMAS SMITH JR.
    For those who have been there, Hell Week is a sleepless, bitter cold, gritty, soaking wet, hell on earth where exhausted candidates pumped full of antibiotics to ward off a variety of infections survive on sheer heart, tenacity, seemingly incomprehensible physical courage, and about 5,000-7,000 calories per day (given they can muster enough strength to consume them). Hell Week is a short span of eternity at Coronado, California where the SEAL hopeful comes to a reckoning of the soul. Here, he realizes, according to Commander Richard Marcinko (USN, ret.), the body is only tissue and the mind/brain can...
  • Girls' Dad Pulls Gun on Frat Boys

    05/21/2005 2:04:22 PM PDT · by Poser · 253 replies · 5,558+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | 5/21/2005 | RILEY YATES and JODY RECORD
    A Manchester man who went to retrieve his two daughters from a party at a University of New Hampshire fraternity was arrested early yesterday morning after he pulled a handgun and told revelers to "back off."
  • Fraternity's Porn Film Angers University - Featured Students With Adult Video Actresses

    03/29/2005 9:14:41 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 41 replies · 3,725+ views
    ABC News ^ | Mar. 29, 2005 | ABC News
    Some students at California State University, Chico were filmed with their pants down -- willingly, and the university is not too happy about it. CSUC officials have confirmed that some members of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity participated in the making of a pornographic movie. The film was shot in what appears to be the fraternity's living room and featured adult film actresses and fraternity brothers engaging in sexual activities. The company that made the film reportedly said it only makes its college-themed movies when approached by students who want to take part in a porno movie. Since the participation...
  • Frat Brothers Scrawled Slurs On Dying Pledge (Why Fraternities Should Be Banned)

    10/08/2004 2:46:06 PM PDT · by O.C. - Old Cracker · 271 replies · 4,860+ views
    Denver Post ^ | October 08, 2004 | Any Herdy and George Merritt
    As the whiskey and wine he drank during a fraternity initiation began to kill Gordie Bailey, some of his fraternity brothers wrote racial, misogynist and sexual vulgarities all over his body as he lay passed out in the Chi Psi library. Family and friends described Lynn "Gordie" Bailey as a talented athlete but not a big drinker.On the morning of Sept. 17, when it became apparent that the 18-year-old was not breathing, someone tried to wipe off the slurs written on his face. The University of Colorado at Boulder freshman was soon pronounced dead, and at the coroner's office, more...
  • College Years

    09/18/2004 6:43:48 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 14 replies · 391+ views
    Anyone here who went to college, if so tell us what you remember?
  • Antiwar poetry book entitled "Planet in Peril: Poet's Lament" for release on 11th Sept.2004

    09/10/2004 7:18:09 AM PDT · by mggandhi · 127 replies · 2,815+ views
    Gandhi Earth Vision Foundation ^ | September,2004 | Madan G. Gandhi
    Planet in Peril is the poets lament on the frantic stockpiling of nuclear weapons imperilling all life on this planet of ours. Unlike modern day Neros who are seen fluting with sadistic ecstasy when all-engulfing flames are threatening to turn this only habitat of ours into a burning inferno, the poets soul weeps in mournful numbers when he reflects over the impending disaster.
  • Birds Eye View of the News

    08/19/2004 6:55:31 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 3 replies · 277+ views
    Tradition in Action
    NEWS: August 19, 2004 Birds Eye View of the News Atila Sinke Guimares KAZAN, THE END OF STORY The holy icon of Our Lady of Kazan, which was being used as a pawn by John Paul II to win a visit to Russia, will be delivered to the Russian Schismatic Church without the visit. The unconditional decision of the Pope was announced June 10 and will become a reality on August 28. Navarro-Valls, spokesman for the Pope, said JPII hopes that this gift will improve the dialogue. A commission is being appointed to deliver the icon to Alexis...
  • Modern Liberalism is Societal Sociopathy

    08/05/2004 10:00:35 PM PDT · by danieldu · 1 replies · 293+ views ^ | August 5th 2004 | Self
    Comments and criticisms of the PDF material at would be most welcome.
  • Culturally Insensitive Iraqis Fail to Understand TKE Pledge Hazing (Humor)

    05/07/2004 2:38:37 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 3 replies · 476+ views
    Broken Newz ^ | 5/7/2004 | William Grim
    Baghdad - Sheik Ali bin Ibn Boutayoo, spiritual leader of the ultra-orthodox Waqi sect of Shiite Muslims, yesterday apologized to Paul Bremer, the Coalition Administrator of Iraq, for recent complaints about photographs which allegedly show American soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners of war. We had no idea that this was an initiation ceremony for the pledge class of the Baghdad University chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, said Sheik Boutayoo. In the past the only fraternal organizations at our universities were the College Suicide Bomber Coalition and the Saddam Scouts. Were awfully sorry about the confusion and we sincerely hope that...
  • Koi killers net probation Pair also fined, sentenced to 500 hours of community service

    04/19/2004 4:44:45 PM PDT · by mylife · 25 replies · 216+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinal ^ | 4/17/04 | By CATHY REDFERN
    Koi killers net probation Pair also fined, sentenced to 500 hours of community service By CATHY REDFERN Sentinel STAFF WRITER SANTA CRUZ Two former UC Santa Cruz fraternity brothers netted a combined 500 hours of community service and five years probation Friday for stealing and sauting Midas, an honored campus koi. Casey Loop, 23, of San Jose and Matthew Cox, 22, of Santa Cruz pled no contest to misdemeanor vandalism and grand theft charges for the May 20 prank. They had faced a maximum of two years in jail. Loop was ordered to serve three years of probation, 300...
  • Frat Member Found Wrapped In Plastic, Tied To Tree

    03/26/2004 5:56:35 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 73 replies · 1,051+ views
    wftv ^ | March 26, 2004
    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- A possible hazing incident is under investigation at the University of Central Florida. Campus police say they found a fraternity member covered in plastic wrap, tied to a tree. The UCF fraternity says it is conducting its own investigation and doesn't believe there was any hazing going on. Fraternity members claim some people were just celebrating after giving a girl a gift. Members of Phi Beta Phi called police to their sorority house after someone found Phi Delta Theta fraternity member Sean Pierce wrapped in saran wrap from head to toe and tied to a tree....
  • Fraternity Members Catch, Kill, Consume Raccoon

    12/29/2003 1:38:06 PM PST · by marshmallow · 137 replies · 420+ views
    Athens Banner Herald ^ | 12/24/03 | Joe Johnson
    A member of a University of Georgia fraternity killed a possibly rabid raccoon found outside his frat house, another member skinned it, while a third cooked and ate it. The Dec. 12 incident at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house on South Milledge Avenue was investigated by Athens-Clarke County Animal Control, acting on an animal cruelty complaint. Animal control officials were concerned that the raccoon might have rabies because it had been acting ''erratically'' before fraternity members killed it by beating it and shooting it with a pellet gun. ''All of the men that had contact with the raccoon were...
  • Colgate Kicks Out Fraternity for Hazing (for reading poetry to hazees?!)

    11/21/2003 6:39:41 AM PST · by shhrubbery! · 24 replies · 511+ views
    AP ^ | 11/21/03 | AP
    Colgate Kicks Out Fraternity for Hazing ASSOCIATED PRESS HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) - Colgate University has kicked a fraternity off campus because of hazing new members, college officials said. The Kappa Delta Rho chapter house in Hamilton, 45 miles southeast of Syracuse, will be closed at the end of the semester. In the first reported incident, about 11 p.m. Sept. 24 off-campus in nearby Eaton, Madison County deputies reported finding a group of men in a field, some blindfolded and others reading poetry to them. College officials said it was preceded by underage drinking. Two weeks later, the university placed the...
  • Fraternity censured for Iraq-motif party

    11/18/2003 6:41:34 AM PST · by Living Free in NH · 17 replies · 235+ views
    The Daily Texan ^ | November 18, 2003 | Angela Grant
    The Interfraternity Council Judicial Board will begin to investigate next week as to whether an Iraq war-themed Zeta Psi party violated the code of conduct of the IFC Constitution. The fraternity has come under fire for a "Bombs Over Baghdad" themed party held Saturday. Party-goers dressed in camouflage, and the house was decorated with sandbags, model airplanes and a "landing strip" painted on plywood, said Zeta Psi Vice President Gabriel de la Garza. Flyers for the party distributed on campus showed photographs of a crying child spattered in blood, a man clutching a child's lifeless body and a mutilated dead...
  • WVU frat house fire caused by bottle rocket

    11/04/2003 1:00:10 PM PST · by Willie Green · 23 replies · 323+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Tuesday, November 04, 2003 | Associated Press
    <p>MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- A fraternity house fire that injured one West Virginia University student and left 37 homeless began when someone fired a bottle rocket into a closet and ignited clothing, investigators said today.</p> <p>Greg Putnam of New Hope, Pa., received second- and third-degree burns to his face, arms and neck during the weekend fire. He also complained of a back injury after jumping from his second-floor room in the Sigma Phi Epsilon house to escape the flames.</p>
  • Gay frat seeks approval from UT-San Antonio

    10/15/2003 10:32:14 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 40 replies · 1,556+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 15, 2003 | Associated Press Staff
    Gay frat seeks approval from UT-San Antonio07:33 AM CDT on Wednesday, October 15, 2003Associated Press SAN ANTONIO - A group of gay students is seeking recognition as the first gay fraternity at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Alpha Lambda Tau, which currently has four member, wants to expand its membership to all men. It's goal is to improve overall campus diversity, said Chris Forbrich, the group's president. The organization will go before UTSA's Interfraternity Council on Wednesday to make its case for inclusion. "We want to make a place where gay people themselves could feel comfortable participating in...
  • Sigma Chi party outrages Latinos

    09/23/2003 9:38:54 PM PDT · by GirlyGirl2003 · 9 replies · 361+ views
    The Chronical Online at Duke University ^ | September 17, 2003 | by Aaron Levine
    To print: Select File and then Print from your browser's menu. This story was printed from The Chronicle. Site URL: Sigma Chi party outrages Latinos by Aaron Levine September 17, 2003 Members of the University's Latino community are furious over Sigma Chi fraternity's "Viva Mexico" party, held last Saturday night. The concerned students and faculty said they see the party--which included invitations in the form of expired green cards and a "border control" at the door--as derogatory towards Mexicans and Latinos, and as a continuing example of how Latinos are marginalized on campus and beyond. "It isn't just...
  • Sigma Chi party outrages Latinos (Duke University Frat Hosts "Viva Mexico" Party)

    09/23/2003 7:54:18 PM PDT · by Recourse · 37 replies · 617+ views
    Duke University Chronicle ^ | September 17, 2003 | Aaron Levine
    Sigma Chi party outrages Latinos by Aaron Levine September 17, 2003 Members of the University's Latino community are furious over Sigma Chi fraternity's "Viva Mexico" party, held last Saturday night. The concerned students and faculty said they see the party--which included invitations in the form of expired green cards and a "border control" at the door--as derogatory towards Mexicans and Latinos, and as a continuing example of how Latinos are marginalized on campus and beyond. "It isn't just this one weekend; it isn't just Sigma Chi. I've been here three years and this is the straw that broke the camel's...
  • New fraternity geared toward gay, bisexual men

    New fraternity geared toward gay, bisexual men President of Penn's Delta Lambda Phi colony, junior Carlos Sanchez, left, discusses the future of DLP, a gay and bisexual fraternity, with Vice President Chris Grabski, right. The colony is currently seeking recognition from the Bicultural InterGreek and InterFraternity councils. In a few days, a new fraternity will be rushing campus -- Delta Lambda Phi will hold its fall rush from Sept. 27 to Oct. 11. The difference between this fraternity, which was first founded in 1986 in Washington, D.C., and others on campus is that it is geared towards gay, bisexual...
  • Frat members kill pet koi: theft, death of fish may lead to charges

    06/05/2003 10:23:28 PM PDT · by gd124 · 18 replies · 381+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | June 4, 2003 | DAN WHITE
    SANTA CRUZ A 20-pound fish named Midas is dead, and the county District Attorneys Office will soon be on the case. A member of the UC Santa Cruz fraternity Delta Omega Chi, now taking part in an MTV reality show, said two members were the koi-snatching culprits, but that the frat as a whole had nothing to do with the incident. Campus spokeswoman Liz Irwin confirmed two students have admitted filching the fish from a Porter College pond in the wee hours of May 20, but she declined to name them. Campus police turned the case over to the...
  • THE CHURCH COMPROMISED, PART IV and V: Children of Babylon or... The Rights of Man vs. ...

    05/24/2003 12:43:46 PM PDT · by jt8d · 30 replies · 353+ views
    B.C.A.D. aka JT8D | May 24, 2003 | B.C.A.D. aka JT8D
    PART IV: Children of Babylon or Prodigal Son? Truly, the fulfillment of a pagan one-world religion is nearer to being a reality now more than ever, as Rome continues to trumpet its divergence from orthodoxy to be a watershed for the Church. That such an evisceration of the Catholic faith was the planned outcome ought to be painfully obvious. We have struggled through forty years of the Catholic world turned upside down; but perhaps, like the obstinate Israelites of Moses' day, Catholics of the modern era must endure another forty years in the desert before they repent of their pride....
  • UA fraternity forced students to eat own vomit, probe shows

    05/02/2003 1:33:22 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 29 replies · 412+ views
    AZ Central/Associated Press ^ | May. 1, 2003 03:05 PM | Associated Press
    <p>TUCSON - A University of Arizona fraternity has been banned from participating in campus activities for six years because of hazing.</p> <p>Students seeking initiation into the Sigma Chi fraternity were locked in a walk-in freezer and forced to eat their own vomit, according to an investigation by Associate Dean of Students Veda Kowalski.</p>
  • 11 Fraternity Brothers Charged In Student Death

    05/01/2003 5:36:23 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 12 replies · 502+ views
    WPTZ chnl 5 ^ | April 30, 2003 | WPTZ chnl 5
    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -- Police say hazing led to the death of a Plattsburgh state freshman last month. According to police, fraternity members allegedly pushed Walter Dean Jennings (pictured, below) to drink so much water that he died. Eleven past and present members of the fraternity Jennings was joining face 150 charges -- ranging from hazing to negligent homicide -- in connection with his death. Police said the members of the Psi Epsilon Chi fraternity -- which was not authorized by the university -- forced Jennings to drink pitcher after pitcher of water through a funnel until he threw up. Police...
  • Investigators focus on ominous e-mails in probe of frat brawl -San Jose State U

    02/16/2003 6:50:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 182+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 2/16/03 | David E. Early
    <p>San Jose police are investigating four Internet messages, full of violent threats and profanity, that one of the fraternities involved in last month's deadly brawl may have sent to the other just hours before their midnight clash.</p> <p>The e-mail threats, two of which claim to be from rival fraternity Lambda Phi Epsilon, may offer a glimpse into the depth of the animosity between the two Asian-American fraternities, which erupted in a deadly rumble Jan. 22 at San Jose's Flickinger Park.</p>
  • Fraternity feud's unlikely victim

    01/26/2003 9:53:27 AM PST · by KneelBeforeZod · 30 replies · 308+ views
    San Fran Chornicle ^ | Sunday, January 26, 2003 | Matthew Yi
    <p>Living next door to a San Jose State University fraternity, Lucia Fagundes was used to noisy parties, but she was alarmed Tuesday night when she looked out her apartment window to see what was going on.</p> <p>On the front lawn of the Pi Alpha Phi house, dozens of young men were arguing and screaming obscenities.</p>
  • Fraternity actions spark UF charges (I couldn't make this stuff up)

    10/28/2002 5:11:40 PM PST · by ItisaReligionofPeace · 59 replies · 505+ views ^ | 10/28/02 | Jessica Orr
    The Dean of Students Office is investigating charges that Sigma Chi Fraternity members blindfolded sorority members and dumped flour, milk, bourbon and maggots on some of the women's heads, according to a charge letter released Friday. The fraternity has been charged with three violations of the Student Conduct Code stemming from an event which took place in October. The charges claim fraternity members invited members of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority to a date function and allegedly displayed disorderly conduct, created an offensive educational environment and violated regulations set by the Dean of Students Office staff. A witness said in a...