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Editorial: Penn State’s fraternity report card is a step forward, other universities must participate

Editorial: Penn State’s fraternity report card is a step forward, other universities must participate

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 18, 2019

The colleges that did not provide data are failing the safety of their students, and possibly other students nationally.

Fourth Greek life organization faces hazing probe

Fourth Greek life organization faces hazing probe

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

October 29, 2019

An additional Greek life organization at Pitt faces a hazing probe, bringing the total number of groups facing similar investigations to four.

2 additional Greek life orgs face hazing probes

2 additional Greek life orgs face hazing probes

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

October 23, 2019

Two additional Greek life organizations at Pitt face hazing probes as of Wednesday evening.

Phi Kappa Theta new member education suspended after possible hazing

Phi Kappa Theta new member education suspended after possible hazing

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

October 18, 2019

Pitt’s chapter of the Phi Kappa Theta fraternity was placed on “Interim Loss of Privileges — New Member Education” Friday.

Kappa Kappa Gamma placed on interim suspension

Kappa Kappa Gamma placed on interim suspension

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

January 30, 2019

Kappa Kappa Gamma, a Pitt sorority, was placed on interim suspension of registration at Pitt, according to the Student Affairs website.

Pitt’s community action plan won’t improve fraternity conduct

Pitt’s community action plan won’t improve fraternity conduct

By Hayden Timmins, For The Pitt News

September 4, 2018

The new community action plan — which lifts Pitt's Greek Life probation from January — makes steps toward reforming frat culture at Pitt. It's a great first step, but not nearly enough to eradicate these appalling drug- and alcohol-related “accidents” at fraternities.

Dean lifts ban on Greek life

Dean lifts ban on Greek life

By Grant Burgman, News Editor

August 30, 2018

Bonner announced in April that the modified probation would be lifted once the fall semester started and Pitt finished drafting a thorough community action plan.

Pennsylvania Senate passes antihazing law

Pennsylvania Senate passes antihazing law

By Sarah Shearer | Contributing Editor

April 19, 2018

The Pennsylvania State Senate unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that would make hazing in fraternities a third-degree felony in cases of serious injury or death, and could allow universities to seize offending Greek organizations’ houses.  The law is sponsored by Republican Senate Majority Leade...

Pitt dancers marathon for kids

Pitt dancers marathon for kids

By Briana Canady and Sam Weber | The Pitt News Staff

April 8, 2018

Students in the Cost Sports Center spent most of Saturday sweating — but not from running laps or drills. Instead, about 1,450 people danced to top-40 hits over a period of 16 hours under neon lights. These people were participants in the Pitt Dance Marathon, one of several fundraising events held durin...

Greek life action plan proposes changes

Greek life action plan proposes changes

By Christian Snyder | Contributing Editor

April 8, 2018

Following a nearly semester-long social probation, fraternities and sororities will be permitted to resume normal operations in the fall 2018 semester, but with a few changes. Pitt released a working action plan for Greek life last Monday in response to two off-campus events which occurred during the spring 2018 semester. The first, a student hospitalization following a Sigm...

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