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Independent investigator leading probe into men’s basketball violations

Shaka Dixon

November 30, 2014

The same independent investigator responsible for the university commissioned report concluding hazing occurred in incidents preceding the death of Armando Villa is now leading an ongoing probe targeting players of the CSUN men’s basketball team over possible violations of team and university rules. “Carl...

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...

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...

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

Jamie Chastened, Right holds Maria Casteneda, Armando Villa's aunt as she speaks to the press after President Dianne F. Harrison reads the report on the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity incident at the University Hall on Friday. The fraternity Pi Kappa Phi chapter at CSUN has been forever removed from the university following the death of Armando Villa. (Photo credit: David J. Hawkins/Sundial Staff

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...

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