Fraternities and sororities at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania had themselves to blame when Greek Life was put down forever by the administration like an out-of-control beast.
The message came to all students on Thursday like a sudden safety alert.
Namely, Greek Life activities at B.U. no longer will be tolerated by the administration.
“Effective immediately, Bloomsburg University is terminating its fraternity and sorority life (FSL) program and severing ties with all national and local FSL organizations currently affiliated with the University.” BU President Bashar Hannah wrote faculty and students in a terse memo. “All students are reminded that their conduct remains subject to all applicable University policies.”
Greek life goes back at least to 1964 at the Susquehanna River Valley school. The first fraternity at the school claimed to be the now suspended Sigma Iota Omega.
Almost from the first, drinking and hazing incidents were reported by the press. The first death occurred in 1994 during a Delta Chi Hell Night. Member Terry Linn, 21, died following pledging Hell Night with a blood-alcohol count of 0.40.
Even Linn’s death failed to put a lid on alcohol-fueled parties. They continued right up to the present.
Continued here at the Statehousefile.com link
Observation from Mrs. Evelyn Piazza, hazing activist