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On Feb. 2, 2017, Piazza, 19, fell down a set of stairs with a BAC of almost .40. Two days later, he succumbed to his injuries, which included a collapsed lung and brain injury. Eight members of his fraternity, Beta Theta Pi, were charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection to his death.
I am calling on all sorority advisors, house moms, chapter presidents… to create and hold space within your sororities for the “Me Too” conversations. STOP allowing a culture of “drunken mishaps” to sweep a member’s experience of rape under the table.
he problem with dealing with a sexual assault that happens at a fraternity house is that the sexual assault turns into the fault of the fraternity, and less the fault of the individual. I was afraid that it would minimize his actions and he would blame the culture he was engrossed in. I knew that there was no excuse. I knew he needed help.