BGSU statement on outside special counsel report executive summary regarding the former Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity

May 14, 2021

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - On behalf of Bowling Green State University, Alex Solis, deputy chief of staff and University spokesperson, issued the following statement regarding the outside special counsel report executive summary and the ongoing individual student conduct processes:

"BGSU has engaged an outside special counsel to ensure its investigation into the Pi Kappa Alpha hazing incident and the tragic death of student Stone Foltz is fair and thorough. The University is releasing the executive summary of the investigatory report today and is also notifying 21 students of varying charges of violations of the Code of Student Conduct. These charges include:

  • Hazing
  • Harm to others, including endangering another person
  • Disrupting order and disregarding health and safety, including illegal furnishing, consumption and possession of alcohol
  • Falsifying, distorting or misrepresenting information in the conduct process 
  • Shared responsibility for infractions, including inciting, aiding and abetting a university policy violation

This is another step to ensure hazing is eradicated and that this tragedy that occurred at BGSU and similar tragedies at too many other universities never happen again.”

Updated: 05/14/2021 11:06AM