Hazing News

Second loss for WVU Kappa Sigma (Gamma Phi chapter) since 2013

Less than  one year ago, the Gamma Phi Chapter of  WVU Kappa Sigma mourned the death of founding father Steven Telo. He was one of the young men who helped this chapter get back on campus 2007-2008. The chapter wrote in  its tribute: “He played a pivotal role in instilling these values into young pledges and turning them into the gentlemen they aspired to become. Telo had the most contagious laugh and smile, and is truly loved and missed by all of us. He is forever in our honor and memories.  We find comfort knowing he is now truly in the Light of God.”

However, news accounts report the arrest of a Steven Telo in 2011 and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.


Telo’s Twitter account is here.

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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