USF Greek system

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Students at the University of South Florida held a moment of silence and were asked to sign a pledge to take measures to prevent hazing, just days after another state university temporarily banned Greek life due to the death of a fraternity pledge.


A wrong-way driver who killed himself and four University of South Florida fraternity brothers in a fiery head-on collision last month on Interstate 275 had a blood-alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit, according to an autopsy released Monday.

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Last November, the USF chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity held its first annual Fireman's Challenge.

More than 400 members of USF's Greek system competed in a number of contests that mimicked the training of real firefighters, as well as a fire truck pull.

The event raised money for a planned memorial for Tampa Fire Rescue members who have died in the line of duty.

On Friday, fraternity members presented Tampa Fire Rescue Chief Tom Forward with a check for more than $8,600.

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Members of USF’s Greek system recently braved a wet, dreary November afternoon to show off their firefighting skills. Don’t worry - they weren’t putting out any real fires during the first annual "Fireman's Challenge."

“We have five obstacle courses. All the obstacle courses mimic what firefighters go though in order to become a firefighter—their physical examination," said Jordan Romero, a member of the USF chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.