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University of Delaware Fraternity (Sigma Alpha Mu) Fined $50,000 for Hazing Following Freshman Student’s Death

By James Bailey, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


The death of an 18 year old freshman from the University of Delaware resulted in the suspension of a fraternity (Sigman Alpha Mu) and a fine of $50,000. Delaware Online reported on this story. The case was pursued by the Delaware Attorney General’s office. The prosecution of hazing and drinking incidents on college campuses like the University of Delaware is very important for the safety of college students. Unfortunately, incidents of alcohol poisoning and alcohol related personal injuries and deaths continue to take place on or near college campuses every year. Fraternities can be a place of great fun. They can also be a place of great irresponsibility and danger. Alcohol poisoning is a very serious medical condition that requires medical attention and treatment. Without timely medical attention, serious personal injuries and even deaths result. Brett Griffin’s life ended at 18 years of age as a result of alcohol poisoning. Students, administrators, teachers, and, yes, even parents should do their best to educate others about the dangers of alcohol.

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