WSU Fraternity Under Investigation For Hazing

A Washington State University fraternity is under investigation for an alleged hazing violation.

According to the WSU Hazing Prevention Advisory Committee webpage, the alleged hazing involving the Sigma Nu house occurred on February 3rd.  The institution is also investigating the fraternity for alcohol and reckless endangerment violations from the same date.

The Sigma Nu house at WSU received a temporary suspension in the fall of 2019 for alcohol violations.  The fraternity was shut down by WSU for three years in 2007 for hazing.

Last month WSU shut down the Theta Chi fraternity over a hazing related incident.  The fraternity was closed following an investigation into allegations that Theta Chi hazing led to the suicide of student Luke Tyler in January of last year.  That house has been suspended until February of 2027.

The requirement for WSU to publicly report information online about allegations of Greek Row violations is from the state’s new “Sam’s Law.”  The law was crafted in the wake of the death of WSU student Sam Martinez who died in 2019 of alcohol poisoning following an Alpha Tau Omega party.