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The Death of Tucker Hipps


Scott Schneider was quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education on August 7, 2015. The article “The Death of Tucker Hipps” discussed how the mystery of a pledge’s plunge from a bridge highlights fraternities’ fatal flaws.

Scott was quoted on why institutional oversight of fraternities can be inadequate.

Colleges have little incentive to exert more authority over their Greek system, said Scott. Institutions can expose themselves to greater risk if they take an active role in monitoring Greek life.

There are also practice considerations, Scott added. It’s unrealistic, he said, to expect a college to be able to fully protect students from themselves.

“Let’s say I hire 100 people to police Greek life,” he said. “Is that going to stop these sorts of incidents from taking place? My intuition says it’s not.”

To read the full article, please visit The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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