Hazing victim’s family to receive nearly $1 million in settlement from Virginia university

A Virginia school will pay nearly $1 million to the family of a freshman who died after a fraternity hazing incident as part of a settlement agreement.

The agreement with the family of  Adam Oakes also requires Virginia Commonwealth University to make additional changes to its fraternity and sorority life. The deal was approved Friday by the Fairfax County Circuit Court, the school announced in a news release.

Oakes, 19, was found dead the morning after attending a Delta Chi fraternity party at the Richmond university in late February 2021.

Read more on USA Today.

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