BGSU statement on individual student conduct cases involving former Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, anti-hazing report

July 30, 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 individual student conduct cases involving the former Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, along with the release of the University’s anti-hazing report:

“At the beginning of the investigation into the incidents involving the tragic death of student Stone Foltz, BGSU committed to a fair, thorough and accountable disciplinary process. Today, the University has concluded that process. All 21 students charged were found responsible for a total of 83 violations of the BGSU Code of Student Conduct, including hazing, harm to and endangering others and furnishing alcohol. In total:

  • Three students were permanently expelled from the University
  • 17 students were suspended from the University for terms ranging from three to eight years
  • One student received a deferred suspension

These resolutions are representative of a range of involvement in and responsibility for the events on March 4, 2021.

In addition, BGSU releases its report from the Presidential Working Group on Anti-Hazing, which was appointed by BGSU President Rodney K. Rogers. The report outlines a comprehensive and strategic framework to enhance our efforts to combat hazing, including a zero-tolerance policy and reinforced partnerships with law enforcement. It integrates independent recommendations from DYAD Strategies and is aligned with the Inter-University Council of Ohio’s Anti-Hazing Principles, which BGSU developed and co-led, and the recently-passed Collin’s Law.

Our work to strengthen the health and safety of our community – and our promise to Stone – continues. This report will serve as our path forward in this critical effort. BGSU will continue to take all necessary measures to eradicate hazing, and we will work with our peers, the Foltz family and anyone who shares in that mission.”

Updated: 07/30/2021 01:38PM