7 University of Albany Sorority Members Arrested for Hazing

One victim was hospitalized as a result of the hazing.

A loud noise complaint against the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority house early Thursday morning led police to discover a serious hazing incident involving seven members and four pledges.

The Times Union is reporting that seven University of Albany students were caught in the act hazing the sorority’s recruits. The suspects allegedly blindfolded the four pledges, made them eat mud and drenched them in a concoction of rotten eggs, rotten milk and a liquid that smelled like urine.

One victim became sick when she experienced an allergic reaction. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment and then released.

Jessica Raynor, 21; Nicole Johnson, 21; Chinazo Ezekwem, 21; Tereyza Martin, 20; Katrina Bergvoy, 19; Heaven Guanco, 19; and Monica Vitagliano, 19 were all arrested and face charges of first-degree hazing.

A spokesman for the University of Albany says that Alpha Omicron Pi is not recognized by the school as a sorority and that hazing is a violation of UAlbany’s student conduct code.

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