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Penn State is still keeping secrets on frat row

What it's like at the first Penn State rush since a pledge died

by Evan McMorris-Santoro
Feb 3 2018, 1:26am

During Spring Rush in February, 2017, sophomore Tim Piazza died after an initiation ritual that forced him to drink 18 drinks in 82 minutes.

A year later, fraternities at Penn State say that kind of behavior can't and won't happen again. But the culture of secrecy surrounding frats and rushing remains.

VICE News talked to some would-be frat boys about peer pressure at Penn State — turns out, it still exists.

This segment originally aired Feb. 2, 2017, on VICE News Tonight on HBO.