PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

More ‘Significant Changes’ To Greek Life Will Be Discussed At Board Of Trustees Meeting

An off-cycle Board of Trustees meeting has been set for June 2. Penn State administrators will discuss “a comprehensive set of recommendations to ensure significant change” to Greek Life following the death of Tim Piazza.

“We are committed to honoring the Piazza family’s desire to have meaningful student safety improvements come out of this tragedy,” the university said in a statement. In addition to the self-proclaimed “aggressive actions” already taken by the university President Eric Barron stated the university is “considering a number of options that will depart drastically from measures commonly employed at institutions nationwide.”

“The safety of our students and campus community is of paramount importance, and we are resolved to take decisive action,” President Barron stated. “There are no easy solutions, but we will leave no stone unturned as we search for the most effective ways to achieve change.”

President Barron said that underage and binge drinking, sexual misconduct, and hazing are issues faced by schools across the country, and the university is “committed to taking the steps necessary to promote the safety and well-being of our students.”

Beta Theta Pi and 18 members of the now permanently banned Penn State chapter are being prosecuted following the death of Tim Piazza in February.

About the Author

Alex Bauer

Alex graduated in Spring 2018 with a major in Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He was a first generation Penn Stater from Cheshire, Connecticut along with his two sisters. His favorite things are dogs, coffee, and dogs that shoot hot jets of coffee out of their mouths. If you are Mad Online™ about something Alex wrote on the internet, you can send him threatening emails at [email protected], or harass him on Snapchat and Instagram @TheAlexBauer.

Comments

More by Alex

The Best Penn State Creamery Milkshakes (With Alcohol)

With summer peeking over the horizon, the time has come to combine two Penn State staples: Berkey Creamery milkshakes and alcohol.

Wandering The Valley: Alex Bauer’s Senior Column

The Time Has Come To End The 5-Year Student Media Dodgeball Drought

Athletics

Penn State Women’s Volleyball Releases 2018 Schedule

Russ Rose’s Nittany Lions won’t play a single home match in September, electing to test themselves against teams like Stanford and Oregon early in the season.

Penn State Hoops Alumnus Joonas Suotamo’s Journey To Becoming Chewbacca Featured On ESPN’s ‘E:60’

Evaluating Tony Carr’s Performance At The 2018 NBA Draft Combine

Penn State Hockey Commit Evan Bell Wins Clark Cup With USHL’s Fargo Force

Center Ludvig Larsson Transfers To Penn State Hockey From Merrimack

Student Life

Penn State Esports Wins Tespa Collegiate Hearthstone Championship

With two Penn State Esport teams in the top eight, the odds of winning the National Championship were ever in our favor.

Road And Utility Work Impacting Penn State This Summer

Where Do Penn Staters Move After Graduation?

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Predicting Penn State’s 2018 Kickoff Times

As the Nittany Lions have ascended back into college football’s elite, they’ve taken the field at night more often in the past few years and avoided the dreaded early kickoff.

We Are Royalty: Meghan Markle Is A Penn State Fan

Penn State fans are everywhere, even in the British royal family.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Penn State Esports Wins Tespa Collegiate Hearthstone Championship

With two Penn State Esport teams in the top eight, the odds of winning the National Championship were ever in our favor.

Send this to a friend