Following the death of Timothy Piazza in February 2017, fraternities at Penn State were essentially given the death penalty, however, that hasn’t stopped some of them from still serving alcohol to minors.
Alpha Chi Rho, commonly referred to as “Crow”, at Penn State is facing charges of furnishing liquor to minors after two underage women were hospitalized for alcohol poisoning.
According to court records filed today, Alpha Chi Rho is facing the alcohol charges after allegedly serving alcohol to minors at a house party in September.
Police reports indicate that underage women were allowed to enter the party without being required to show identification. Medical records showed that those women were later hospitalized.
via Star Tribune:
Tighter enforcement of underage drinking at Penn State frats was one of the changes by the university in the wake of the death of student Timothy Piazza of New Jersey, who fell down the stairs at Beta Theta Pi in February after an alcohol-related hazing ritual.
University records show Alpha Chi Rho was already placed on a one-year suspension in July following an alleged hazing.
A preliminary hearing for the most recent charges is scheduled for November 8.
Penn State fraternities have faced extra national scrutiny following Piazza’s death.
Piazza, 19, passed away on February 4, 2017, after suffering major internal injuries from a fall during pledge night activities at the Beta Theta Pi house at Penn State.
Piazza was a 2015 graduate of Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Readington Township who died after suffering a fall at the Beta Theta Pi house. Emergency services were not contacted until nearly 12 hours after the student fell down the steps at the fraternity house. Piazza was flown to the Hershey Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.