Mother of suicide victim files lawsuit against sorority that allegedly hazed her daughter - NBC News
NBC News - Thu 10 Jan 02:55 GMT

Mother of suicide victim files lawsuit against sorority that allegedly hazed her daughter - NBC News

The mother of late Northwestern basketball player Jordan Hankins claims Alpha Kappa Alpha brutally hazed her daughter who committed suicide in 2017.

  A woman whose daughter played basketball at Northwestern University and committed suicide in 2017 filed a lawsuit against the sorority that allegedly subjected her to hazing.

  The mother, Felicia Hankins, filed a 50-page federal civil complaint against Alpha Kappa Alpha, an African-American sorority based in nearby Chicago, and eight current or former individual members of the organization.

  "These incidents negatively affected Jordan Hankins' physical, mental, and emotional health," according to the lawsuit that claimed the experience "was triggering her PTSD, causing severe anxiety and depression and that she was having suicidal thoughts."

  Northwestern University said in a statement that it "remains deeply saddened by the death of Jordan Hankins," NBC Chicago reported.

  "Instead, as a condition of her membership, it is alleged she was subjected to severe physical and mental abuse by members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.