greek life

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri temporarily suspended a fraternity on Wednesday over accusations of racial slurs directed toward black students, in the latest incident of racial tension that has roiled the campus for nearly a year. The university action followed the national organization of Delta Upsilon fraternity, which suspended the chapter earlier […]

A group of Black lesbians have formed a Greek organization that bares a striking resemblance to the men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. RollingOut.com reports: The women have appropriated many of the aspects of the “Divine 9” fraternity and it is causing a heated discussion. The group calls itself Omicron Psi Omega and its website states: […]

Police are investigating if a hazing ritual is the result of an illness that led to the death of a student at Buffalo State College. The Huffington Post reports: Bradley Doyley, 21, was set to graduate from the New York college with a business major this spring, WGRZ reports. He was admitted to Buffalo General Hospital on Jan. 29 […]

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University said Thursday it has suspended the local chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity while it investigates a video purportedly showing a pledge performing a sex act on a woman during an apparent hazing ritual. The university said the recording that surfaced on social media “appears to be credible […]

Somebody call Jidenna! The Classic Man singer might have some competition from members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. The Trenton Alumni Chapter in New Jersey remixed the popular song and they’re calling Kappa Man – of course. Watch the video below and tell us if you like the original or the Kappa version! Watch the […]

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Dartmouth College fraternity with a history of hazing and alcohol violations has been accused of branding new members while under suspension last fall. Alpha Delta, which partly inspired the 1978 movie “Animal House,” has a significant record of disciplinary violations, including hazing, serving alcohol to minors and hosting unregistered parties. […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their reputations sullied by race-tainted incidents, many colleges are clamping down on campus fraternities. Despite some swift and tough actions by schools — and in some cases, public humiliation — episodes such as the racist chants by members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma keep surfacing. In […]

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A University of Oklahoma fraternity will close and its members will be suspended after the group’s national headquarters says a video of members participating in a racist chant was posted online. Sigma Alpha Epsilon said Sunday night that an investigation had confirmed the contents of a video showing multiple people chanting […]

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police have charged two Syracuse University fraternity members for an outdoor hazing stunt that could cost a pledge four of his fingers due to frostbite. The Syracuse Police Department says three young men pledging the Nu Alpha Phi fraternity were taken to a city park around midnight Saturday and made to […]

Ava DuVernay, an award-winning writer, producer, director and distributor of independent films, was recently inducted into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., as an honorary member. Presiding over the formal induction was Alpha Kappa Alpha’s International President Attorney Carolyn House Stewart. In making the announcement, Stewart explained that an honorary membership is the highest membership category […]

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A judge has postponed until September the trial of five remaining defendants charged in the hazing death of a Florida A&M University drum major to allow defense attorneys more time to prepare. Judge Renee Roche agreed during a hearing Monday to delay it the trial that was set to begin next […]

It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years since Spike Lee dropped his classic joint School Daze, the film that introduced the world to Black…