Hazing News

Non-hazing deaths of Beta Theta Pi members

Hugo Chan, a Beta Theta Pi member from the University of Toronto, died during apparent horseplay as he unsuccessfully tried to scale a wall.

Scott Notary, a Beta Theta Pi from Purdue, died in a fire at his apartment. The fraternity had been ordered out of its house some time ago for miscellaneous violations.


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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