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Fraternities | Deaths related to Hazing and Alcohol
  • There were 60+ fraternity-related deaths related to hazing and heavy or binge drinking from 2005 - 2013.  Freshmen account for approximately 40% of those deaths.  (source:  Bloomberg)

    About 1,800 students on college campuses died from alcohol poisoning in 2016.  This is bigger than just fraternities. 

    “…across the country, fraternity chapters, alumni boards, and national fraternity organizations, through the self governance model….have failed to bring an end to excessive drinking, hazing, sexual assault…”   (The Pennsylvania State University)

    “Here is the reality of what we face on college campuses:  You have the drinking law, and then you have the reality of the students.  We are caught in a very challenging situation to ensure safety, to have honest dialogue about where they are, and enforce policies….We need to ban the behavior and ban those students who get involved in that, including the chapters.”  (Judson Horras, NIC President)   (Source:  Frat Crackdown, “Interfraternity CEO on hazing:  We encourage criminal charges,” CBS News, May 24 2017)