NEBRASKA UNIVERSITIES HAVE DUTY TO PROTECT STUDENTS AGAINST HAZING

Timothy M. Burke, Manley & Burke In October, the Supreme Court of Nebraska ruled that universities may be liable for injuries caused by hazing.1 Jeffrey Knoll was a pledge of the Phi Gamma Delta (Fin) Fraternity at the University of...
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ANTI-HAZING STATUTES

The following is a compilation of current state statutes that outlaw hazing. Typically, statutes prohibit any willful action that recklessly or intentionally endangers the physical health of a student; some statutes  include the mental health  of  a student as well....
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NUWER'S WRONGS OF PASSAGE REVIEWED

Wrongs of Passage (Indiana University Press), is the second book by Hank Nuwer to examine the tragedies of hazing. Nuwer, whose first book, Broken Pledges, examined in detail the alcohol-related death of Chuck Stenzel at Alfred University, in his latest...
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"GUARDIAN ANGEL" FALLS DOWN ON THE JOB

Timothy M. Burke, Manley & Burke Under the laws of the State of  Idaho,  a sorority may  be liable to one of its members who was injured as a result of becoming intoxicated at two fraternity parties even though the...
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SPLIT IN CIRCUITS CAUSES UNCERTAINLY IN LOUISIANA

Christopher A. Wagner In May, the Louisiana Second Circuit  Court of Appeal held the State of Louisiana and a national fraternity liable for injuries caused to a pledge during a hazing incident1. This decision runs counter to a similar case...
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DUTY TO FRATERNITY GUESTS EXPLAINED BY INDIANA COURT

Timothy M. Burke, Manley & Burke In July, the Supreme  Court of the State of Indiana issued decisions in three cases which may directly affect the responsibility of  a fraternity chapter or a house corporation to  protect  its tenants  or...
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BETTER CAMPUS COMMUNICATION NEEDED

Robert E. Manley, Manley & Burke A key player on every campus is its lawyer. Larger campuses often have lawyers on staff, but every educational institution has lawyers available. Over the last 25 years, it has been my experience that...
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NEIGHBORS SEEKS TO OUTLAW GREEKS

Timothy M. Burke, Manley & Burke The City Council of Salt Lake City is threatening to eliminate off-campus fraternity houses associated with the University of Utah. Nonstudent residents of the Federal Heights neighborhood where the fraternity houses are located claim...
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ASSESSMENTS OR CONSTITUTIONAL VIOLATION?

Timothy M. Burke, Manley & Burke Several major universities are now considering, or attempting to implement, "assessments" of the Greek systems on their campuses. The Center for the Study of the College Fraternity is serving in an advisory role to...
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AN UPDATE ON ROYALTY TREATMENT FOR AFFINITY ARRANGEMENTS

Barbara Schwartz Bromberg INTRODUCTION Many executives of exempt organizations, including fraternal organizations, who are involved in the negotiation of affinity arrangements, have wrongly assumed that, be­ cause of the favorable court decisions in the Sierra Club case and similar recent...
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