Hazing News

Michigan State 2021 death called a hazing death

Phat Nguyen death under review.

From press reports:

Three members — Ethan Tin Cao, Andrew Hoang Nguyen and Hoang John Huu Pham — of Pi Alpha Phi, a newly-disbanded MSU fraternity, are facing criminal charges due to their connection in the death of Phat Nguyen.

Cao, Nguyen and Pham were charged with three misdemeanor counts of hazing resulting in physical injury and one felony count of hazing resulting in death, court documents said.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based 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 new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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