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David Bogenberger, former NIU student, died Nov. 1, 2012, after attending an unsanctioned Pi Kappa Alpha event.

Parents of teen killed in hazing incident win $14 million settlement

By Sophia Mullowney | December 2, 2018

David Bogenberger, former NIU student, died Nov. 1, 2012, after attending an unsanctioned Pi Kappa Alpha event.

Event to combat hazing

By Zachary Klehm | September 25, 2017

DeKALB — Tracy Maxwell, founder of HazingPrevention.org, was working at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, when she received a call from the local hospital and was told one of her students was in the psychiatric ward after a hazing incident had...

Members of Phi Kappa Psi sign students up to rush for the fraternity Aug. 31 at 924 Greenbrier Road.

Students promote anti-hazing

By Kristen Lookingland | September 8, 2016

DeKALB | Freshman Zack Higgins sends a text to his friends on the afternoon of Aug. 31 with news that he and two others were just given bids for the Delta Chi fraternity.As Rush Week approaches, bids, an invitation to join a fraternity or sorority, are...

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Bogenberger family files lawsuit against Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity

By Robert Baird | February 17, 2013

The family of David Bogenberger, a freshmen Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity pledge who died Nov. 2, filed a wrongful death lawsuit for more than $100,000 against the fraternity on Thursday, according to the Chicago Tribune. All 22 Pi Kappa Alpha members facing...

Court hearing postponed for Pi Kappa Alpha members

By Northern Star Staff | February 11, 2013

Three of the five Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity members charged with hazing offenses in relation to the Nov. 2 death of David Bogenberger have had their court dates postponed until 9 a.m. April 10. Steven A. Libert, Alexander M. Jandik and Omar Salameh appeared...

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22 Pike fraternity members face arrest warrants in relation to student’s death

By Kelly Bauer | December 17, 2012

On Monday, arrest warrants were issued for 22 Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity members in relation to the Nov. 2 death of David Bogenberger, a pledge and NIU freshman. Bogenberger was found unresponsive Nov. 2 at the Pi Kappa Alpha house, 1020 W. Hillcrest Drive....

Hazing taken seriously at NIU

Hazing taken seriously at NIU

By Chelse Boutan | December 4, 2011

When a student came to class exhausted and wasn't acting like his normal self, a professor noticed and asked, "Why are you looking like this?" "I'm pledging," he answered. The professor suspected that the student might have been hazed and alerted Larry...