Buck said the fraternity members who engaged in the hazing of Davis rightly were punished. "It is not worth it," he said. Last August, the university opened the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Plaza, dedicated to eight of the nation's nine historically black fraternities and sororities. Sanctions for violating the code range from warnings and probation to suspensions and expulsions. Buck said she also had friends who were members of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. This online school shit is not vibing with me. “Of course, Columbia has an ANTI-HAZING POLICY, so we will be abiding by that rule. The University of Missouri is dedicated to upholding an environment of respect and support. "We were sitting here trying to process that our friend was dead," Buck said. Columbia, MO ... Kordel Davis speaks at the No Hazing event on Saturday at Neff Hall at MU. Columbia, Mo., police are investigating an incident that led the University of Missouri-Columbia to temporarily suspend a fraternity Monday. She said it was decided not to mention Kappa Alpha Psi, partly out of concern for the Davis family. University of Missouri–Columbia Columbia, Missouri: Suffocation Spake died following a fraternity initiation ceremony in which he imbibed heavily. Hazing Prevention Online Modules You are required to complete two online hazing prevention modules. Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license, except where noted. "There is no organization on campus worth being hazed over," he said. The university has a policy against any form of hazing. For more information on Columbia University, Residential Life and Fraternity and Sorority Life's efforts on Hazing Prevention, please go to the Hazing Prevention Efforts website. Despite remote learning, we look forward to seeing your smiling, predominantly white, faces.”. All rights reserved. OK now that all the narcs are gone, let’s get down to business. Payne, who is president of the fraternity's Southeast chapter, joined the organization last April. There has been "significant progress" in reducing physical-abuse hazing, he said. The university established a Michael Davis Lecture in 1997 in memory of Davis as part of the school's Black History Month activities. In 2015, its charter was suspended for three years. Kappa Alpha Psi is not represented in the plaza because of its involvement in Davis' death, Rucker said. Hazing violates university policy, state law, and individual fraternity and sorority policies. Hazing, he said, means different things to different students. HARRISBURG, Pa. — A string of guilty pleas has left just five defendants still fighting charges in the hazing-related death of a pledge at a Penn … Digital access or digital and print delivery. The lawsuit names three defendants who were present the night of Jean’s brutal hazing, including Kappa Delta Rho – Iota Chapter (KDR) president William C. Babcock, Dillon Duttera “pledge master” and Nicholas Zanghetti. "We ran in the same circles," she said. Thursday … Call 803-777-5800. The hazing incident went on for hours, into the morning of September 11. In 1996, the Kappa Alpha Psi national organization, in response to a civil suit, paid $2.25 million to Davis' parents. He wasn't a member then. They worked together for the campus newspaper. Fraternities and sororities, or Greek letter organizations (GLOs), also collectively referred to as "Greek life", are social organizations at colleges and universities.A form of the social fraternity, they are prominent in the United States and Canada.Similar organizations exist in other countries as well, including the Studentenverbindungen of German-speaking countries or the Goliardia in Italy. 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