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Three Greek organizations suspended this past week

The University suspended three Greek organizations — Phi Kappa Theta, Delta Zeta and Sigma Sigma Sigma — this past week.

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Assistant News Editor

February 28, 2020

The University suspended three Greek life organizations — Phi Kappa Theta, Delta Zeta and Sigma Sigma Sigma — this past week.

Families discuss hazing prevention in “Turning Tragedy into Progress”

Evelyn Piazza, mother of hazing victim Timothy Piazza, speaks about the dangers of hazing and the toll it has had on her family at Monday evening’s “Turning Tragedy into Progress” at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall.

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

Several hundred Pitt community members gathered in the Soldiers and Sailors Auditorium on Monday night for “Turning Tragedy into Progress” — an anti-hazing presentation featuring Evelyn Piazza and Rae Ann Gruver.

Sorority recruitment comes to an end with chants and special outfits

Delta Phi Epsilon members cheer on potential new members at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall during Sunday’s sorority Bid Day.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

Spring sorority recruitment is a two-weekend process that ran from Jan. 10-12 and Jan. 16-18 this year, ending with Bid Day on Sunday at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall.

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

Pennsylvania State University's College Hall.

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

The University placed Pitt’s chapter of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity on “Interim Restriction of Privileges-New Member Education” Monday, continuing a string of recent hazing allegations. Last Wednesday, Pitt suspended the Phi Kappa Theta fraternity, house pictured, on an interim basis, and placed the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and the Chi Omega sorority on “Interim Loss of Privileges-New Member Education.”

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

October 30, 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

Michael Rosfeld has until May 20 to

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

October 24, 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

Michael Rosfeld has until May 20 to

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, a Pitt sorority, was placed on interim suspension of registration because of an alleged violation of the rules of social probation.

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

January 31, 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

(Illustration by Sylvia Freeman | Staff Illustrator)

By Hayden Timmins, For The Pitt News

September 5, 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

(Image via University of Pittsburgh)

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.

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