By Associated Press - Friday, March 21, 2014

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - The family of a fraternity pledge who died in 2012 is suing High Point University, alleging that hazing led to his death and that school officials had knowledge of the fraternity’s conduct.

The News & Record of Greensboro reports ( that the lawsuit also alleges that the son of university president Nido Qubein was among the instigators of the alleged hazing.

Robert Eugene Tipton Jr. of Memphis, Tenn., pledged Delta Sigma Phi in the spring of 2012. He died on March 26, a day after the lawsuit alleges he was assaulted. The lawsuit says Tipton suffered blunt force trauma to the head, resulting in his death.

University spokeswoman Pam Haynes said school officials had not yet been made aware of the lawsuit and could not comment on the allegations.


Information from: News & Record,

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