Inside America's 'Deadliest Fraternity'

Jan 26, 2018

Between 2005 and 2013, 10 students in the national college fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) died due to alcohol and hazing. Bloomberg journalist John Hechinger reported extensively on the frat and dubbed it the “deadliest fraternity in America.”

John Hechinger is Senior Editor with Bloomberg News and the author of 'True Gentlemen: The Broken Pledge of America's Fraternities.'
Credit Sarah Shatz

In his new book “True Gentlemen: The Broken Pledge of America’s Fraternities” (PublicAffairs/ 2017) Hechinger explores how Greek organizations became inextricably linked with the American college system and how the power and influence of fraternities strong-arms the schools themselves.

Host Frank Stasio speaks with Hechinger about Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s changing legacy.