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A long-awaited grand jury report on hazing and excessive alcohol consumption at Penn State University fraternities was released Friday morning.
After Piazza's death, Penn State permanently banned Beta Theta Pi and rolled out a set of new reforms, ending the system of Greek self-governance, imposing a zero-tolerance policy against chapters that participate in hazing and delaying the recruitment period until the second semester of freshman year for students.
Twenty-six people face hazing and other charges in connection to the death of Piazza, who grew up in New Jersey. The "why" could be what they are seeing with the latest release.
"It is clear from the report that the University knew about the deep rooted problems, and that they were significant", the Piazzas said. To that, the Grand Jury said, "That's a real power; use it'".
"We have already begun to pursue the legislative changes with State Senator Jake Corman and are advocates of the proposed changes and recommendations", the Piazzas said.
"They continue to talk about new protocols and changes to be made, but numerous changes that they promised have still not been implemented", Jim and Evelyn Piazza said.
Their continuing advocacy for not only the prosecution in their son's death but also broad changes to Greek life at Penn State and nationwide is a commitment "to Tim's memory and bringing meaning to his short life", the Piazzas said. "Congressman Pat Meehan has introduced a bill that will change the reporting requirement", their lawyer, Tom Kline, said. This report was ordered in response to Piazza's death back in February.
The report recommends a series of changes that the school should undertake in the wake of the teen's death.
A district justice initially dismissed involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault charges against eight of the fraternity members, but Parks Miller in October.
They said numerous changes promised by the university have not yet been made and said over the past 10 years Penn State Vice President for Student Affairs Damon Sims was in a position to make changes and did not.
What they do know is that the holidays are about two weeks away, and they will be the first without one of their sons.
They added: "We are also disturbed at Penn State's response which was more of the same rhetoric that we have heard for the past 10 months".