Cornell Revokes Fraternity’s Privileges for Hazing

ITHACA, N.Y. — Cornell University has withdrawn its recognition of the Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity after two of the chapter’s pledges were treated for excessive intoxication.

Tau Epsilon Phi began its pledging process in October 2011. During that time, pledges were told to take off their clothing down to their underwear, while current fraternity members stripped the underwear off them. Additionally, there were served alcohol, the New York Times reports.

The university learned about the hazing through several channels, including an E-mail from a fraternity member and an anonymous tip through Cornell’s hazing prevention Web site.

No legal charges have been filed against Tau Epsilon Phi, and no students were singled out for discipline on campus. The chapter has a brief window to appeal the decision.

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