The Florida chapter of a national fraternity organization was under investigation recently for advertising drugs and featuring images of topless underage girls. This same organization was under investigation in Illinois for the reported hazing death of a student several months prior.
Unfortunately, the events alleged at various Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity branches (and specifically at the Miami campus chapter at Florida International University) are not all that isolated. Just last month, four Florida State University fraternity brothers were arrested for a hazing incident in which bottles of liquor were taped to the hands of new pledges, many of whom became violently ill.
In a recent in-depth article published by The Atlantic, reporter Caitlin Flanagan explores how fraternity membership, that historical right-of-passage for so many male students, has become increasingly dangerous - and how liability for injury, assault and wrongful death is often skirted.