Stories

Penn State fraternity's deadly "culture of secrecy"

From the November issue of The Atlantic: "Death at a Penn State Fraternity: Tim Piazza fought for his life for 12 hours before his Beta Theta Pi brothers called 911. By then, it was too late," by Caitlin Flanagan:

"Fraternity members live under the shadow of giant sanctions and lawsuits that can result even from what seem like minor incidents. The strict policies promote a culture of secrecy, and when something really does go terribly wrong, the young men usually start scrambling to protect themselves."