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The FarmHouse Fraternity house on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, the night Hazelwood died, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Kentucky Kernel

Editorial: Hazing is life and death, not a game of semantics

Kentucky Kernel Editorial Board November 17, 2022

The University of Kentucky has failed to paint the full picture of the death of Thomas “Lofton” Hazelwood. Hazelwood, a new member of the FarmHouse Fraternity, gathered with his fellow members in...

Thomas Lofton Hazelwood

‘He’s not gonna make it to serenades.’ The missing details of the Hazelwood investigation

Rayleigh Deaton, Editor-in-Chief November 17, 2022

They left him alone, on a couch, his blood alcohol concentration almost five times the legal limit. Just a few hours before, he had been hanging out with his pledge brothers, drinking bourbon, playing...

Excerpts from UKs Student Code of Conduct investigation reveal FarmHouse Fraternity showed a “deeply ingrained culture of alcohol and hazing behaviors.”

UK’s FarmHouse Fraternity had a culture of hazing, investigations reveal

Hannah Stanley, News Editor November 17, 2022

Members of FarmHouse Fraternity were subjected to shotgunning a beer with a homeless person, trust falling from the bed of a pickup truck and kidnapping an active member.  Following the death of...

Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity performs at Greek Sing at Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, March 7, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Joel Repoley | Staff

Looking ahead to Greek Sing 2022

Kendall Staton March 31, 2022

Greek Sing, the largest Greek Philanthropy event on UK’s campus, is scheduled for April 2 in Memorial Coliseum. Hosted by Chi Omega and Beta Theta Phi, money is raised by different Greek organizations...

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Greek life at UK encourages racial, financial segregation

August 30, 2018

About 27 percent of University of Kentucky’s full-time undergraduate population participates in Greek life.Perhaps many of these people joined because they wanted to forge bonds of sisterhood and brotherhood...

Kasey Considine, a senior ISC and business double major and Kappa member, unpacks her boxes and suitcases in her new room in the new Kappa Kappa Gamma house on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2018 on UK’s campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

There’s no place like home: Kappa Kappa Gamma moves back into renovated house

Akhira Umar August 21, 2018

After more than a year, the women of Kappa Kappa Gamma were able to move into their newly renovated house.The Kappa house, located at 238 East Maxwell St., was a staple of the Kappa Chapter and had been...

All UK students invited to NPHC 101

Anyia Hall January 30, 2018

A Greek Council is hosting an information event as part of a week-long informational kickoff to recruitment.The National Pan-Hellenic Council promotes unity and fellowship among the several historically...

UK sororities to kick off Continuous Open Bidding on Wednesday

Lauryn Haas January 22, 2018

The warm welcome of a sisterhood can facilitate the transition from high school and enrich the college experience, but the decision to join a sorority doesn’t have to be rushed.Women who are interested...

Members of the Kappa Delta sorority ran across Rose Street at sorority bid day in Lexington, Kentucky on Aug. 22, 2013. Photo by Tessa Lighty | Staff File Photo

Greek life empowers women to succeed

McKenna Horsley January 18, 2018

We are living in a world of renewed female empowerment.Countless women are becoming firsts in their fields and creating a path for future female leaders to follow. One of the best ways to become empowered...

Bringing awareness to hazing can prevent it

Matt Hasty January 11, 2018

Hearing about the hazing at Penn State compelled me to investigate exactly what constitutes hazing and what does not.The Beta Theta Pi chapter at Penn State gave large amounts of alcohol to a 19-year-old...

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