While I haven’t been posting much lately, I do want to continue to use this site to track deaths that could potentially be connected to pledging.
On Wednesday, March 18th, Charlie Terrini, Jr. was found dead (The Daily Gamecock) at an off-campus house used by the Pi Kappa Alpha chapter at the University of South Carolina. Local police have said that the death is “suspicious” and the chapter has been suspended by the national organization and the school. Some reports have indicated that he was pledging the fraternity (Cosmopolitan), and the previous evening was a “big brother” activity. It was also St. Patrick’s Day.
There is not enough information available yet, but it is looking like we may have the first hazing/pledging death of 2015.