Published On: Aug 30 2013 11:03:52 AM CDTUpdated On: Jan 06 2014 01:34:23 PM CST
America's fraternities are in trouble. Nearly 60 students have died in incidents involving frats since 2005, including 12 last year -- the most fatalities in at least a decade, according to Rolling Stone, which looked at 10 of the most out-of-control fraternities in America:
10. Kappa Sigma (Tulane University) -- Police seized $10,000 worth of psychedelics from this frat's house after two brothers bought 107 grams of ecstasy from undercover officers. Among the discoveries: 57 tabs of LSD, 69 grams of mushrooms, 48 grams of opium and 22 grams of marijuana.
9. Pi Kappa Phi (University of Arizona) -- Brothers or their guests have ended up in the hospital after drinking too much on at least three occasions at this fraternity, which has been cited 14 times since 2010. They've also been fined for hazing in January 2012 for depriving pledges of food and sleep.
8. Phi Delta Theta (Emory University) -- Bad behavior at this frat house runs the gamut from force-feeding pledges to a requirement that new members participate in a Brad Pitt-like "fight club."
7. Pi Kappa Alpha (Florida International University) -- This fraternity's Kappa Gamma chapter sold drugs, shared hazing techniques and traded naked photos of classmates via Facebook and other message boards, according to Rolling Stone.
6. Alpha Gamma Rho (Arkansas State University) -- Police responded to reports of shots fired from an AK-47 at this frat house in June, resulting in 17 minors being cited and charged with possession of alcohol, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
5. Sigma Chi (Willamettte University) -- Leaks from this Salem, Ore.-based fraternity's private Facebook group revealed ugly postings about hazings and classmates and sexist comments like "women's rights are the biggest joke in the U.S."
4. Beta Theta Pi (Carnegie Mellon University) -- One of the oldest fraternities in America, this brotherhood's Gamma Iota chapter is accused of trading sexually explicit pictures and videos of men and women, all captured on camera inside their house on campus.
3. Sigma Alpha Epsilon (University of New Mexico) -- These brothers have been repeatedly cized for hazing and damaging property over the past five years. Multiple rape accusations have also plagued the fraternity since 2007.
2. Alpha Delta (Dartmouth College) -- The real-life inspiration for "Animal House," this fraternity has a long reputation for bad behavior. Rolling Stone exposed hazing abuses in a piece published last year, and more than 200 students dressed as gang members and used "racialized language" in a gang-theme party there in July. In 1998, the New York Times reported on a "ghetto party" at which students wore afro wigs and carried guns.
1. Sigma Alpha Epsilon (Arizona State University) -- A prospective member of this chapter drowned in December last year after a night of binge drinking at a fraternity event. Then in May, one of their own was dropped off in front of the local ER with a sticky note on his body. His blood-alcohol level was five times the legal limit.
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