Hazing News

FSU unable to substantiate physical hazing allegations.

Fayetteville investigation ends

Excerpt from Fayetteville Observer

No hazing found at FSU

By Sarah A. Reid
Staff writer

An internal investigation has cleared two college fraternities accused of hazing Fayetteville State University pledges, according to the school.

One of the cleared organizations was cited for a non-hazing violation of the Code of Student Conduct, the university said in a statement released recently.

The Epsilon Zeta Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity was fined $250 and ordered to complete 100 hours of community service for holding meetings outside the presence of an advisor, said Jeffery Womble, the advisor for Alpha Phi Alpha.

The undergraduate chapter also is barred from attending some university functions, and it cannot recruit new members until after the spring 2010 semester, according to FSU.

Alpha Phi Alpha and the Delta Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity were both cleared of hazing allegations levied in January, according to the university.

By Hank Nuwer

Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
Nuwer was named the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists columnist of the year in 2021 for his “After Darke” column in the Early Bird. He also won third place for the column in 2022 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He and his wife Gosia, recently of Union City, Ind., have owned 20 acres in Alaska for many years. “The move is a sort-of coming home for us,” said Nuwer. As a journalist, he’s written about the Alaskan Iditarod sled-dog race and other Alaska topics. Read his musings in his blog at Real Alaska Daily-- and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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