The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Three Greek organizations suspended 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.
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.

Families discuss hazing prevention in “Turning Tragedy into Progress”

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.
Stacy Parks Miller, former Centre County district attorney, with James and Evelyn Piazza, parents of Timothy Piazza, 19, of Readington Township, New Jersey, during a news conference at the Bellefonte courthouse.

Editorial | Pitt’s hazing report fails student safety

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 25, 2019
Pitt’s failure to provide anything above what is required by law is a failed commitment to student safety.
Police are investigating Pitts Phi Delta Theta chapter after a Pitt community member reported an alleged hazing incident at off-campus fraternity events last week.

Phi Delta Theta under police investigation for alleged hazing incident

By Christian Snyder, Editor-in-Chief October 3, 2018
The University of Pittsburgh chapter of fraternity Phi Delta Theta is under police investigation after this weekend, when a Pitt community member reported alleged hazing at off-campus fraternity events last week.
Jim Piazza speaks about the importance of passing the anti-hazing legislation named after his son, Timothy Piazza, outside of the Centre County Courthouse Friday, March 23 in Bellefonte. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times/TNS)

Parents of hazing victim reach settlement with Beta Theta Pi

By Hannah Schneider, Assistant News Editor September 5, 2018
The parents of Timothy Piazza, a Penn State sophomore who suffered fatal injuries in February 2017 after a hazing event hosted by Beta Theta Pi, reached a settlement on their claims against the fraternity Tuesday evening.
The Penn Hills Police Department, where 12 students reported alleged hazing to law enforcement Monday. (Photo courtesy of WTAE)

Alpha Kappa Alpha suspended, police investigating alleged hazing

Police are investigating an alleged hazing incident after 12 pledges of Pitt’s Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority chapter went to the Penn Hills police department to file a report, the department’s police...

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

Hold Greek Life to a higher standard

By Neena Hagen, Columnist January 30, 2018

From Penn State to Florida State, colleges across the country have been joining an ever-lengthening list of schools with recent high-profile fraternity fatalities tarnishing their records. Pitt nearly...

Illustration by Garrett Aguilar | Staff Illustrator

Don’t let groupthink ruin Greek life

By Vaibhavi Patria | For The Pitt News October 30, 2017

As Maxwell Gruver, a first-year at Louisiana State University, was wheeled into the hospital last month, his blood alcohol concentration was eight times the legal limit — nearly 0.5. Gruver, who was...

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

Piazza case should be a lesson: to be an adult, be accountable

By Anne Marie Yurik | For The Pitt News September 14, 2017

Imagine you’re an average college student at a fraternity party. It’s cold — February in central Pennsylvania always is. Suddenly, someone falls down the stairs. They’re drunk enough that they...

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