Authorities are expected to file charges against most of the around 30 Baruch students that were on the trip, the New York Times first reported.
Deng, a freshman at the school, was reportedly one of several pledges who were forced to wear weighted bags and navigate a path through a yard, while being repeatedly knocked to the ground.
His death was ruled a homicide in February, as a result of blunt-force head trauma.
The charges are likely to include homicide, which in Pennsylvania cover everything from involuntary manslaughter to premeditated murder, reports said. The students could also be charged with hazing, a misdemeanor, according to the New York Times.
Following Deng’s death, the national Pi Delta Psi organization severed ties with the Baruch colony and suspended its national new member outreach.