New Witness Says Clemson Frat Pledge Died After Being Forced To Walk Railing

Jordan Sargent · 08/18/15 02:41PM

This week, fall classes commence at Clemson University, and with the new year comes a new wave of freshmen introduced into the Greek system. At Clemson, mandatory orientation for those looking to rush is on August 22, a date that marks just over 11 months since one pledge, Tucker Hipps, was found dead in a lake near campus.

Parents of Clemson Frat Pledge Allege He Died Over McDonald's Breakfast

Jordan Sargent · 03/31/15 01:43PM

Nearly six months after Tucker Hipps—a Sigma Phi Epsilon pledge at Clemson University—was found floating under a bridge in a lake near campus after being reported missing by his frat brothers, the circumstances of his death remain cloudy. But in a $25 million wrongful death lawsuit filed yesterday, his parents allege Hipps died after a fight with his brothers over McDonald's breakfast.

Frat Suspended for "Clemson Cripmas" Party in Wake of Ferguson Protests

Allie Jones · 12/08/14 12:40PM

While Clemson students protested non-indictments in Ferguson and Staten Island on campus this weekend, some frat bros decided to elevate the race discussion by dressing like gang members. Sigma Alpha Epsilon threw a "Clemson Cripmas" theme party Saturday night, which featured a lot of white kids sporting fake tear drop tattoos.

Parents of Clemson Frat Pledge Still Don't Know Why He Died

Jordan Sargent · 11/20/14 01:30PM

On September 2, Clemson University sophomore Tucker Hipps was found floating under a bridge near the school's campus after an early morning run with his Sigma Phi Epsilon pledge brothers. It's now over two months later, and Hipps' parents still have no idea why their son died.

Did Hazing Kill a Clemson Frat Pledge?

Jordan Sargent · 09/24/14 12:50PM

On Monday afternoon, Clemson University sophomore Tucker Hipps was reported missing by the fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon. A few hours later police spotted him floating in a lake under a bridge and retrieved his body. He was pronounced dead just after 5 p.m. The question that members of the Clemson community now want answered is whether fraternity brothers were responsible for his death.