UNL: Second lawsuit alleges hazing at Sigma Chi


BY MELISSA LEE
Excerpt from Lincoln Journal Star
Sigma Chi fraternity at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is facing another lawsuit, this time from a former pledge who says he was subjected to repeated hazing from fall 2008 to early 2009.

In a lawsuit against Sigma Chi, 14 of its members, its building corporation and its national organization, the pledge, Drew Lechner, says he was verbally assaulted, paddled, forced to drink alcoholic concoctions and made to perform humiliating acts with other fraternity hopefuls — all at the direction of older members, some of them fraternity officers.

Lechner, now a UNL sophomore, says he withdrew from the fraternity and no longer associates with Sigma Chi members or pledges. He also says he has sought counseling and “continues to suffer pain.” Full story.

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