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Stories with subject: Collegiate organizations
  • University to keep nickname; add Ute scholarships 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:47 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah will keep its "Ute" name for sports teams under a new agreement announced Tuesday with leaders of the Ute Indian Tribe that also provides increased recruiting and financial help for tribe members.

  • UNI fraternity brothers wear heels for a cause 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:45 pm
  • CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - Fraternity brothers at the University of Northern Iowa have put on red high heel shoes to raise awareness about sexual assault.

  • Alabama SGA supports Greek integration 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:44 pm
  • TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - Student leaders at the University of Alabama have approved a resolution supporting the full integration of the school's fraternities and sororities.

  • Sorority accused of forcing men to eat dog treats 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 9:22 am
  • STORRS, Connecticut - University of Connecticut officials have suspended a sorority as they investigate allegations that its members forced men to drink booze, eat dog treats, paint their bodies, wear women's underwear and take alcohol shots off each other's bodies.

  • Sorority apologizes for banner at UND chapter 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 1:01 pm
  • GRAND FORKS, North Dakota - The Gamma Phi Beta Sorority has issued an apology on behalf of the chapter at the University of North Dakota after an incident involving a banner referencing the school's retired "Fighting Sioux" nickname and Indian-head logo.

  • University of Utah considers fight song change 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:05 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - Student government leaders at the University of Utah are taking steps to change the school's fight song amid concerns it is sexist.

  • 19-year-old injured in fall at UW fraternity 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 12:41 pm
  • SEATTLE - A 19-year-old who apparently fell from a window at University of Washington fraternity was found by his friends bleeding in an alley.

  • Family of man who fell from riverboat files suit 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 11:08 am
  • TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - Relatives of a University of Alabama student who drowned after falling from the Bama Belle riverboat during a 2012 sorority party have filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

  • Lawyers: Illinois hazing law unconstitutional 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 12:43 pm
  • DEKALB, Illinois - Lawyers representing five former fraternity members charged following the 2012 death of a pledge are hoping to convince a judge that Illinois' hazing law is unconstitutional.

  • Ball State, ex-classmates share Letterman tales 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 3:45 pm
  • MUNCIE, Indiana - A gawky, lanky Ball State freshman by the name of David Letterman walked up to senior WBST student program director Al Rent in 1965 and told him the radio station needed to change its format.

  • Ga. Tech suspends fraternity for 'rapebait' email 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 6:31 pm
  • ATLANTA - Georgia Tech is suspending a fraternity for three years after an investigation into a member sending an email with instructions for "luring rapebait" at parties fueled with alcohol.

  • Nearly $1.6M awarded in SC college hazing case 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 3:20 pm
  • FLORENCE, South Carolina - A jury has awarded nearly $1.6 million to a pledge who says he was badly beaten during a fraternity hazing at Francis Marion University in Florence.

  • ASU student was at banned frat's party before fall 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 6:26 pm
  • TEMPE, Arizona - Authorities say an Arizona State University student who died after falling from the 10th floor of a Tempe apartment building had earlier attended an off-campus party sponsored by a banned fraternity.

  • Md. college penalizes frat and sorority for party 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 3:05 pm
  • WESTMINSTER, Maryland - McDaniel College in Westminster says it's prohibiting parties for the rest of 2014 at a fraternity and sorority that held a "CMT versus BET" event promoting racial and cultural stereotypes.

  • Md. college penalizes frat and sorority for party 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 2:57 pm
  • WESTMINSTER, Maryland - McDaniel College in Westminster says it's prohibiting parties for the rest of 2014 at a fraternity and sorority that held an event promoting racial and cultural stereotypes.

  • Regents spokeswoman tapped for university center 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 5:23 am
  • PIERRE, South Dakota - The spokeswoman for the South Dakota Board of Regents will also lead the center that offers college classes in Pierre.

  • KU chancellor upholds rejection of student fee 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 9:12 am
  • LAWRENCE, Kansas - University of Kansas students will not have to pay a $25-per-semester fee for athletics, but they will have to pay two other new fees in the fall, Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little said.

  • Roanoke College sorority suspended from campus 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 3:20 am
  • ROANOKE, Virginia - A sorority at Roanoke College in Salem has been suspended from campus.

  • Senate votes to increase penalty for hazing 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 5:04 pm
  • ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Maryland's Senate has agreed to boost the penalty for college hazing from $500 to $5,000. The bill is now headed to the Senate.

  • UNC fraternity gets 1 year of probation 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 7:19 am
  • CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina - A fraternity at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill has been placed on probation for a year after an investigation of alcohol-related problems involving new members.

  • Student government rejects Israel boycott proposal 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 6:31 am
  • ANN ARBOR, Michigan - The University of Michigan student government early Wednesday rejected a proposal calling for an anti-Israel boycott following hours of debate and a weeklong sit-in by students.

  • Pa. frat seeks legal advice after member's suicide 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 3:44 pm
  • ALTOONA, Pennsylvania - The president and several members of a suspended Penn State-Altoona fraternity have sought legal advice after a former member's family blamed an alleged hazing ritual for the young man's suicide.

  • Salvation Army, UNO to stock Omaha food pantries 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 5:05 am
  • OMAHA, Nebraska - University of Nebraska at Omaha fraternity members will help stock the Salvation Army's two food pantries in Nebraska's largest city.

  • Family of NC fraternity pledge who died files suit 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 5:10 pm
  • GREENSBORO, North Carolina - The family of a fraternity pledge who died in 2012 is suing High Point University, alleging that hazing led to his death and that school officials had knowledge of the fraternity's conduct.

  • Correction: Northeastern-Student Protest story 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 4:07 pm
  • BOSTON - In a story March 18 about a rally at Northeastern University, The Associated Press reported erroneously that 6,000 students had signed a petition to reinstate a suspended Muslim advocacy group. The petition had 6,000 signatures, but not all of those who signed were students.