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What happened to Eric Scott Fillyaw?

Dec. 13, 2022. Eastern Michigan University’s FOIA representative refused my FOIA request for all clippings and documents from the Eastern Michigan Halle Library archives regarding the death and subsequent investigation into the 1991 death of Kappa Phi Alpha pledge Eric Scott Fillyaw.. Inexplicably, the head librarian and FOIA coordinator have refused to hand over even public information. Eastern Michigan University has paid the largest fine ever for violating a Clery Reporting Law.

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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