Hazing

Sigma Pi Fraternity House on Custer Street in Buffalo. 18-year-old Sebastian Serafin-Bazan went into cardiac arrest on the front lawn on the morning of April 12. April 15, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger)
April 19, 2019 - 1:53 am
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - The past week has not been an easy one for the UB community. On Wednesday, students and faculty learned that they had lost one of their own - 18-year-old Sebastian Serafin-Bazan in a suspected hazing incident. UB president Satish Tripathi issued the following...
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Sigma Pi Fraternity House on Custer Street in Buffalo. 18-year-old Sebastian Serafin-Bazan went into cardiac arrest on the front lawn on the morning of April 12. April 15, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger)
Tom Puckett
April 17, 2019 - 1:14 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Sebastian Serafin-Bazan, the University at Buffalo student hospitalized after an apparent hazing incident, has died following suspected hazing that led to a suspension of fraternity and sorority activities. "Our hearts go out to Sebastian's family for the devastating heartbreak...
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Sigma Pi Fraternity House on Custer Street in Buffalo. 18-year-old Sebastian Serafin-Bazan went into cardiac arrest on the front lawn on the morning of April 12. April 15, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger)
Mike Baggerman
April 15, 2019 - 1:40 pm
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - The University at Buffalo is creating a Greek Life Review Committee in response to the apparent hazing incident involving the Sigma Pi fraternity that left a student on life support. The 10-to-15 person committee was created to review current university-wide educational...
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April 13, 2019 - 3:11 pm
(WBEN) Sunday Morning Update: Buffalo Police say they're investigating along with University at Buffalo a potential hazing incident at one of the campus' fraternity houses. UB identifies the victim of the incident as Sebastian Serafin-Bazan, an 18-year-old freshman. His hometown is Port Chester, N...
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August 13, 2018 - 1:12 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo signed anti-hazing legislation ahead the beginning of a new semester at New York colleges. The bill prohibits physical contact or activity in any organization's initiating ceremony. This new law was created in response to the December 8, 2013 incident...
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Tom Puckett
January 19, 2018 - 4:25 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A settlement has been reached in the hazing death of Nolan Burch, the Canisius High School grad who died in a hazing incident at a West Virginia University fraternity house in 2014. Burch's family's attorney says five defendants made payouts including the university itself, the...
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