Lincoln University Hazing Incident Report
The information published on this webpage is in compliance to the Institutional Reporting duties in PA Act 80 of 2018, (sec. 2809) otherwise known as the Timothy J. Piazza Anti-hazing Law. In accordance to PA Act 80 of 2018 this website is updated bi-annually by January 1st and August 1st of each year.
Iota Phi Theta, Incorporated - Hazing Incident 2015
Subject: Iota Phi Theta, Incorporated - 2015
Date of violation charge: January 29, 2015
General Description: On January 28, 2015 the Lincoln University Department of Public Safety interviewed a student who had been seriously injured in an apparent hazing incident as part of their initiation into the Iota Phi Theta fraternity. On January 29, 2015, two members of the Iota Phi Theta fraternity were referred to the Lincoln University judicial board and given immediate interim suspensions. On March 13, 2015, after an intensive investigation by the Lincoln University Department of Public Safety, these two individuals were charged criminally with Aggravated Assault and other charges.
Date of Resolution & Outcome: Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Incorporated was suspended from Lincoln University for all campus activities on March 13, 2015. Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Incorporated was reinstated at Lincoln University January 2019.