Category: Greek Life

Interfraternity Council To Instate Dry Period During Recruitment

“The IFC presidents believe that a mandated dry period will help facilitate a safe and sustainable recruitment process for this semester, and moving into the future,” IFC Communications Director Daniel Lee said.

Beta Theta Pi Asks For Stay In Alum’s Lawsuit

by Geoff Rushton Beta Theta Pi’s former Penn State chapter has requested that a Centre County judge delay alumnus Donald Abbey’s lawsuit against the fraternity. The Alpha Upsilon chapter, which is the alumni corporation that owns the fraternity house at 220 N. Burrowes St., wants a stay in the civil proceedings until criminal cases stemming […]

Pi Delta Psi Likely Forced To Disband Following Ruling In Baruch College Hazing Death

The chapter will likely be forced to disband after a judge ruled to ban the fraternity from Pennsylvania for ten years.

PA Attorney General Accepts Beta Theta Pi Case

Centre County District Attorney Bernie Cantorna, who was sworn in at the end of December, requested Shapiro take over the case due to a conflict of interest.

How Current Fraternity Suspensions Will Affect THON

With more than 20 percent of fraternities currently suspended, THON and the rest of Greek life have had to make constant adjustments.

Piazza Family ‘Shaken And Appalled’ By Grand Jury’s Findings On Penn State Frats

Jim and Evelyn Piazza say they are disturbed by a Centre County grand jury’s report that claims Penn State knew about and did little to stop hazing and excessive drinking among fraternities, as well as the university’s response to the report.

Grand Jury Appalled At University Marketing Of ‘Fun, Party Atmosphere’

The Centre County Grand Jury released its report and recommendations Friday morning following an investigation into Penn State’s Greek life culture in the wake of Tim Piazza’s death. One excerpt of the report describes how the Grand Jury is appalled at the university’s marketing nearly 10 years ago that reportedly emphasized a fun atmosphere over academics.