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Nikki Gallegos update: school takes no judicial action

The following is the response received from Stephen F. Austin University for an update to the death from alcohol poisoning of Nikki Gallegos at a Tau Kappa Epsilon party.

My name is Jonathan Elder and I am the Coordinator of Student Organizations and Greek Life at SFASU.  After doing some research on your question about Nik, our Judicial Affairs officer said the case was never referred to her office for hazing.  The national office has also visited campus after the incident and found no wrong doing on the chapter’s part.  

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of 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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