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February 4, 2015

ISIS has posted a video it says shows a downed Jordanian pilot being burned alive, and Greek activities at CSUN are cancelled because of past hazing problems. Matador News reporter Frankie Benkovic talks to Associated Students Election Chair Amber Bynum about CSUN's first Farmers' Market.

Beyond the Haze

Beyond the Haze

Gabriela Rodriguez

December 9, 2014

On Point looks at fraternities and sororities at CSUN, after this summer's death of Armando Villa, with Interfraternity Council President Josh Stepakoff, former Pan Hellenic Council vice-president Katrina Brkic, former IFC recruitment chair Andres Rodriguez

Greek alumni responds to administration’s decision on alleged hazing

Greek alumni responds to administration’s decision on alleged hazing

Daily Sundial

November 21, 2014

As a student of CSUN and alumni of the Greek system, I feel that the restrictions, and reaction of the CSUN administration, to the slew of hazing allegations were justified. When a student dies while participating in a fraternity activity, there should be a fast, appropriate and supportive response from the f...

Administrators address greek community in closed-door meeting regarding hazing

Michael J. Arvizu

October 31, 2014

President Dianne Harrison and Vice President of Student Affairs William Watkins spoke to fraternity and sorority members in a closed-door meeting on Friday afternoon to address the incidents of hazing that have plagued the community. It has been two weeks since an alleged incident of hazing by the...

LASD investigation into alleged CSUN hazing death set for DA review

Samantha Petersen

October 27, 2014

The investigation report into the death of Armando Villa is completed and set to be taken to the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office tomorrow according to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau....

Pi Kappa Alpha pledge reported possible hazing activities one week ago

Andrew Martinez

October 24, 2014

The hazing incident which resulted in the halt to all pledge activities for sororities and fraternities was brought to the university’s attention last Friday, Dr. William Watkins, vice president of student affairs and dean of students said. A pledge of the Pi Kappa Alpha Zeta Omicron chapter at...

LASD completes Villa investigation, awaiting coroner report

Samantha Petersen

September 24, 2014

The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department (LASD) Homicide Bureau has completed their investigation into the death of CSUN student Armando Villa and is waiting on an official report from the LA County Department of Coroner.   Once the LASD receive the report, they will combine it with their own ...

CSUN Zeta Mu Hazing Investigation – full report

CSUN Zeta Mu Hazing Investigation  – full report

Andrew Martinez

September 10, 2014

The CSUN investigation report on the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity hazing allegations was released Sept. 5 by the university administration. The report concludes that the Zeta Mu chapter of Pi Kappa Phi at CSUN engaged in various instances of hazing over the years. Specific reports of hazing in the past year,...

Zeta Mu, hazing practices evident in CSUN report

Zeta Mu, hazing practices evident in CSUN report

Mateo Melero

September 10, 2014

    The investigation report released Sept. 5 into the death of CSUN student Armando Villa stated the fraternity subjected pledges to boot-camp-like conditions and made them "promise not to die.” Zeta Mu pledges were pressured to eat disgusting food and instructed to put on a co...

Students speak about hazing during rush week

Students speak about hazing during rush week

Demi Corso

September 9, 2014

  CSUN students discuss hazing during rush week.

Supporters, family of Armando Villa hand out water bottles to students

Natanya Toomes

September 8, 2014

    Friends and supporters of Armando Villa gathered outside Sierra Tower today on the first day of Rush Week to pass out water bottles to students with the words, “Stop hazing” written on them. The 19-year-old freshman died during a hazing incident while hiking in the Angeles...

Hazing is not just a college problem, it’s a cultural problem as well

Hazing is not just a college problem, it’s a cultural problem as well

Pete D. Camarillo

August 25, 2014

Hazing has become a word all too familiar with humiliation and binge drinking. This is largely due to the negative attention fraternities and sororities obtain for incidents like CSUN’s own Armando Villa, who died from a hiking incident with his fraternity in an alleged hazing ritual. What ...

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