Lynn Gordon Bailey, Jr. (“Gordie”) died from alcohol-related hazing just three weeks after arriving at the University of Colorado, Boulder, for his freshman year in 2004. On fraternity bid night, Gordie and 26 other Chi Psi pledges were told to consume a large amount of whiskey and wine in 30 minutes. When Gordie passed out, his “brothers” wrote on his body with permanent markers, gave him a bucket to puke in, and then left him - alone - to sleep it off in the fraternity house. He was found dead the next morning, face down on the floor with a Blood Alcohol Content of .328—more than four times the legal driving limit. No one had called for help.
Collin Wiant was an 18-year-old freshman at Ohio University when he died at the Sigma Pi fraternity house on November 12, 2018. For weeks prior to his death, Collin was intensely hazed during the pledging process, which culminated in Collin being coerced into inhaling “whippets” (nitrous oxide). He had an immediate, severe reaction to the drug, and fraternity members waited 12 minutes before they called 911—at which point it was too late to save his life.