San Diego State University takes a clear stand against hazing and binge drinking! Four more fraternities have been put on interim suspension at San Diego State — bringing the total number of chapters facing disciplinary investigations to seven since late August.
As first-time students settle in at college campuses each fall, Debbie Smith can’t help but feel dread. In 2005, her son Matthew Carrington started a similar journey at California State University, Chico.
August's eNewsletter presents a list of the principles that guides the Gordie Center's efforts, announces the edition of Carl Reisch as the Robert Tipton Hazing Prevention Coordinator, and provides general information about the Interdisciplinary Institute for Hazing Prevention that two of our mem
Matthew Naquin has been found guilty of felony negligent homicide in the hazing death of Max Gruver. He could be facing up to 5 years in prison.
See why this influential case has caused a "shift in the mindsets of prosecutors and the public about hazing."
This article from The Advocate follows the early stages of Matthew Naquin's trial for the hazing death of Max Gruver. The article shares grim details of the events on the night of Gruver's death. Naquin is said to have targeted Gruver. Naquin is facing up to 5 years in prison if found guilty.
Virginia Tech warns students of eight unrecognized fraternities calling them a "significant threat … to student safety, well-being, and town-gown relationships."
One of these fraternities will be hosting a reunion including tours of the campus and talks with administrators.
July's eNewsletter offers tips for ways to celebrate the 4th of July (and all holidays) safely, announces the Dateline NBC episode that includes a story on the hazing death of Robert Tipton Jr, and discusses the 2019 Hazing Prevention Institutes that the Gordie Center participates in.
This article talks in-depth about the court case regarding the heartbreaking hazing death of Max Gruver. Of main concern is the hundreds of deleted files from the defendant's phone.
A letter from Jill and Susie about the lasting impact of hazing.
An inspring article from the student newspaper, The Los Angeles Loyolan: In light of the recent sentencing of four fraternity members for the death of Tim Piazza, we would like to express our support for the Piazza family in finding justice for Tim.
Old Dominion University administrators are reviewing Greek life at the school and have suspended one fraternity for five years after an investigation found members had hazed pledges so badly that at least one had to go to the hospital.
The University of Oregon chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi — Upsilon Omega — has been served a cease and desist order from the fraternity’s national headquarters after being placed on temporary suspension while the university investigates allegations of hazing.
The chapter violated four university conduct regulations, including "participating in, condoning, encouraging, requiring, or allowing opportunity for hazing" and "conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of another person.”
A Pennsylvania judge handed out the first jail sentences in the hazing death of Penn State University sophomore Timothy Piazza. The 19-year-old student died in February 2017 after an alcohol-fueled event at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house.
April's eNewsletter discusses the launch of the GORDIEstore, the APPLE Training Institute in Dallas, Texas and summer hazing prevention institutes such as the Hazing Prevention.org Institute and Interdisciplinary Institute for Hazing Prevention.
State Rep. Angie Chen Button dabbed away tears as Shawn Cumberland described how his son Nicky died from injuries sustained in a car crash as he left a Texas Cowboys initiation event.
March's enewsletter announces the new GORDIEstore launch, showcases Acts of Kindness completed on Gordie’s birthday, and discusses the Gordie Center’s fundraising campaign for GivingToHoosDay.
A fraternity at the University of Wisconsin has been suspended after younger members were allegedly pressured to run errands, wear "Dora the Explorer" backpacks and carry fruit around campus.
Johns Hopkins- Many students find a sense of community and lifelong friendships in the Greek organization to which they belong. But to those of you who’ve joined fraternities, we’d also like to express our concerns.