Sunday, May 7, 2017

Penn State chapter of Beta Theta Pi toss core values into trash

Source:  Beta Theta Pi

The shocking final hours of Penn State pledge Timothy Piazza's life.  (USA Today, 5/6/2017)

From the grand jury report:
  • One time, when Piazza rolled off a couch, three fraternity brothers picked him up and "slammed him" back on the couch, 
  • Four fraternity brothers carried his limp body back upstairs, where some poured liquid on him, and another slapped him three times in the face.
  • Fraternity members put a backpack containing textbooks on him so he would not suffocate on his own vomit. 
  • When a fraternity brother insisted Piazza needed medical help, he was confronted and shoved into a wall.
  • When the same brother insisted again that Piazza required help, he was told others were biology and kinesiology majors so his opinion wasn’t as valuable as theirs.
  • [A] fraternity member went downstairs for a drink of water. He stepped over Piazza, looked at him, went to the kitchen, then returned upstairs.
  • [A fraternity brother] heard Piazza groaning, and eventually he saw Piazza roll off the couch and land on the floor. The pledge took a video of Piazza on the floor and posted it on Snapchat.

Related post: 
Kappa Alpha moral compass is spinning wildly out of control.  (9/16/2016)
UPDATE: UW-Madison fraternity fails to live up to its creed.  (5/19/2016)
Zeta Beta Tau: No Mission Accomplished Here.  (4/25/2015)
The Vision, Spirit, Motto, and Values of Greek-Letter Organizations.  (1/29/2015)

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