Five members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of California, Irvine have been charged with misdemeanors for the death of their underage member, Noah Domingo, in January.
The five members, who were on the lease of an off-campus fraternity house in Irvine, have all been charged with misdemeanors for violating Irvine city code by allowing a party or gathering where underage drinking was permitted, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Noah Domingo, an 18-year-old Filipino-American freshman at the University of California Irvine, had reportedly died from “accidental acute ethanol poisoning,” according to a statement released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
Domingo died around 3:30 a.m. PST on Jan. 12; however, authorities only received the initial 911 call around six hours later at 9:30 a.m. and was found unresponsive, CBS News reported.
A fraternity at the University of California, Irvine has been suspended as the school investigates the death of an 18-year-old freshman member.
UC Irvine officials confirmed the suspension of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity after police discovered Noah Domingo around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday in a bed at a home in Turtle Rock, Irvine Police Department spokeswoman Kim Mohr said, according to the Los Angeles Times.
A campus chapter of the largest Asian American fraternity in the U.S. was suspended for two years following an investigation that verified its dangerous initiation practices.
Authorities at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) found that Lambda Phi Epsilon forced recruits to perform knuckle push-ups, submerge in the ocean late at night and consume large amounts of alcohol.
Administrators at the University of Tennessee are currently investigating a fraternity for allegedly targeting Asian students as part of its hazing activity.
It was alleged that recruits of the unidentified fraternity were reportedly tasked with taking pictures of Asian students, sometimes without their knowledge, as part of a scavenger hunt.
Four Chinese-American members of the “Asian-American cultural fraternity,” Pi Delta Psi, of Baruch College in New York City were sentenced to jail in connection with the killing of 19-year-old freshman Chun Hsien “Michael” Deng in 2013 during a hazing ritual.
The members, who are all from Queens, New York, include Raymond Lam, Sheldon Wong, Charles Lai, and Kenny Kwan.
Earlier this week, an “Asian American cultural fraternity” pleaded guilty to manslaughter and aggravated assault for the death of student Michael Deng in 2013. The Pi Delta Psi fraternity of New York’s Baruch College were also found guilty of hazing, conspiracy, and hindering apprehension.
After six days of testimony, jurors announced the verdict of fraternity Pi Delta Psi on Tuesday; despite being found guilty to these serious charges, the group was acquitted of their more grave offenses — namely voluntary manslaughter and third-degree murder.
Four former Baruch College fraternity brothers in New York pleaded guilty on Monday to the 2013 death of Pi Delta Psi pledge Chun “Michael” Deng in the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania.
Sheldon Wong, 24, Charles Lai, 26, Kenny Kwan, 28, and Raymond Lam, 23, have been charged with third-degree murder, but pleaded guilty to felony manslaughter and hindering apprehension.
Asian students at the University of Pennsylvania are upset after Phi Gamma Delta fraternity member and his date on Saturday night called their beer pong team “VietPong.”
Photos of the couple at the frat’s FIJI date night, wearing military camouflage with war paint on their faces, were posted to Instagram and later acquired by The Daily Pennsylvanian.
Ka-Wing Yuen, a defendant in the 2013 fatal hazing of fellow Baruch College student Chun Hsien “Michael” Deng, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in a Pennsylvania court, prosecutors said.
Yuen, 25, is the first of 37 co-defendants to plead guilty to a felony charge of conspiracy to hinder apprehension by evidence tampering and a misdemeanor charge of conspiracy to haze, according to DNAinfo.