Grand Jury report on Penn State University fraternity culture

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa.–Following a ten-month long investigation the grand jury report on hazing and excessive alcohol consumption at Penn State University fraternities was released Friday.

The report comes following the death of 19-year-old Timothy Piazza, a Beta Theta Pi pledge and engineering student from Lebanon, New Jersey. Piazza died in February after drinking a dangerous amount of alcohol at a pledge ceremony and falling down basement stairs. The more than 200-page report includes a detailed account of Piazza’s death at Beta Theta Pi and recommendations for change at the university.

Click here to read the full report: http://centrecountypa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4839

Investigators say Piazza was given at least 18 drinks in less than 90 minutes during the February pledge event.

Penn State shut down the fraternity ¬†after an investigation into Piazza’s death and the Beta Theta Pi International Fraternity suspended the group.