Mother of Golf Prodigy in Hazing Death Defied by FratPAC - Bloomberg Harrison Kowiak was 19 years old when he died after schoolmates pummeled him on a pitch-black field in Hickory, North Carolina. It was part of a fraternity hazing.
Fraternity hazing is illegal, anyone who participates in the incident is criminally liable. Most of the states have outlawed fraternity hazing. It can result in a civil lawsuit. School, faculty and other individuals can be held responsible if they allow hazing to take place or fail to take steps to stop it.