In a move that comes after the death of 19-year-old Pi Kappa Phi pledge Armando Villa, California State University, Northridge is requiring that all Greek organizations to send recruitment plans in advance, and current members must participate in new training programs, reports the Los Angeles Times.
School advisors will then review the plans and decide whether or not to approve them. While current members undergo training, prospective members will have to take a class before partaking in recruitment or rush.
Villa died in July while on a fraternity pledge hike near Big Tujunga Canyon Road in Angeles National Forest. He was found passed out on the trail after running out of water with no shoes on. His family members accused Pi Kappa Phi of hazing Villa and other pledges, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and school officials are investigating the incident.
Villa’s aunt Maria Castaneda told NBC Southern California, "We want justice, we want truth, we want anybody with any kind of information that was there that day on that mountain, we want to know what happened."
Currently, all of Pi Kappa Phi's activities are suspended.