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Washington State fraternity chapter in trouble with national

Here is the link to Shanon Quinn’s Daily News story.

Moderator: Note that Phi Delta Theta headquarters has a mandate for all chapters to be alcohol free.

Excerpt and link to full article:

Washington State University’s Interfraternity Council Senate confirmed the suspension Wednesday of the Washington Gamma chapter of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity at WSU after allegations were made to the university’s student conduct office of hazing, providing alcohol to minors and drugging drinks at a party.

The chapter’s operations were suspended by its international fraternity headquarters Tuesday. The same fraternity was investigated in early 2015 after a member made racial slurs in denying admittance to three young black women arriving to attend an event.


By Hank Nuwer

Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska 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 current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
Nuwer was named the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists columnist of the year in 2021 for his “After Darke” column in the Early Bird. He also won third place for the column in 2022 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He and his wife Gosia, recently of Union City, Ind., have owned 20 acres in Alaska for many years. “The move is a sort-of coming home for us,” said Nuwer. As a journalist, he’s written about the Alaskan Iditarod sled-dog race and other Alaska topics. Read his musings in his blog at Real Alaska Daily-- and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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