Dean Harwood

Group at Penn State accused of hazing

This will be a particularly interesting case to watch. It involves an unrecognized chapter of Omega Psi Phi that is operating through its local graduate chapter, and sponsoring a little-sister group. Beyond the concerns of significant physical hazing involved, there are questions of campus control of an unaffiliated group (the graduate chapter), and with the little sisters it raises questions related to Title IX and the exception for fraternities.

This may be another example of a changing approach to these issues from being self-contained, to having wide-spread impact.