T im Piazza spent the early-morning hours of Feb. He then tumbled headfirst down a flight of stairs. Members of the fraternity carried his limp body to a couch, where they poured liquid on his face and slapped him in apparent attempts to wake him up. Security-camera footage later showed Piazza repeatedly falling and hitting his head, and then lying on the ground alone, holding his stomach. By the time fraternity members finally sought medical aid, according to the Centre County, Pennsylvania, grand jury findings, Piazza had suffered traumatic injuries to his brain and spleen. He died the next morning in an intensive-care unit.
List of LGBT and LGBT-friendly fraternities and sororities
List of LGBT and LGBT-friendly fraternities and sororities - Wikipedia
When you ask Purdue University senior Brad Matthews if he ever thought he would join a fraternity before he got to college, he laughs. He is one of a growing number of LGBTQ college students joining fraternities and sororities specifically founded to cater to students of any sexual identity or preference. Delta Lambda Phi was one of the earliest organizations of its kind, forming in in Washington, D. Today, the international fraternity boasts chapters at 30 schools and four new colonies.
With New Gay Frat, Members Challenge Stereotypes
The fraternity already has a small pledge class and hopes to provide a space for men on campus who identify as gay, bisexual or transgender. In addition, the organization aims to separate its members from stereotypes often associated with gay men. Delta Lambda Phi, which is a national fraternity, held elections a few days ago, said Aaron Goldsmith, a junior information technology major who has been working to re-establish the fraternity for the past year. He will serve as pledge master. In the short term, however, members just want to make their presence known on the SU campus.
By: Katie Lambert. While National Lampoon may have set the standard for the public's idea of fraternity life, these societies vary widely by campus, organization and location. Why would anyone want to join a fraternity? On the one hand, there's the promise of parties, living college life to the fullest, meeting pretty sorority girls and indulging in wild, alcohol -soaked adventures. On the other hand, there's the chance to become a leader and embody the values and ideals of a fraternity.