15 Pages Posted: 6 Aug 2012 Last revised: 1 Aug 2017
Date Written: August 4, 2012
Violent hazing has long-been an issue for black Greek-letter organizations (“BGLO”). Litigation resulting from the 2009 death of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity pledge, Donnie Wade, highlights what could become important evidence in future litigation. This article explores how BGLO chapter monikers, suggestive of violence, might be used in litigation against BGLOs where hazing is at issue.
Keywords: Hazing, Fraternities, African-American, Evidence
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Parks, Gregory Scott, Menacing Monikers: The Evidentiary Value of NPHC Organization Chapter Nicknames (August 4, 2012). Wake Forest Law Review, 2014; Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 2123779 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2123779 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2123779