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SUNY Albany death and an unrecognized ZBT

Moderator:  Please note that SUNY Albany has TWO Zeta Beta Tau chapters. One is a national and is recognized by the university. It played no part in the recent hazing death.

A second, unrecognized Zeta Beta Tau has been connected with the death of a pledge.

Thanks to Dean Harwood for this headsup:

The Albany Student Press has a story indicating that this was part of a big/little brother night for an underground version of ZBT – http://www.albanystudentpress.net/big-brothers-at-underground-zbt/. It also looks like five people were hospitalized as a result of this party – http://www.albanystudentpress.net/ualbany-student-in-critical-condition-at-albany-medical-center/.

UAlbany appears to have a recognized chapter of Zeta Beta Tau, and I wonder how this might fit with them.

 

 

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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