Universities Ban Greek Organizations Amid Hazing Allegations
The University of Connecticut has banned two sororities and one fraternity for their alleged hazing rituals, while Cornell University has revoked recognition of the Chi Psi fraternity.
STORRS, Conn. and ITHACA, N.Y. – Several universities have banned Greek letter organizations due to hazing allegations.
The University of Connecticut has banned Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority until 2017, USA Today reports.
UConn student Hillary Holt claims that Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority members hazed a pledge class at the school’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house. During the alleged hazing, pledges were forced to consume alcohol, act like animals and “sizzle like bacon,” which included lying on the floor and wiggling.
At one point during the hazing process, Holt drank so much that she passed it. She claimed she woke up in a hospital.
UConn has also imposed a five-year suspension on the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity for participating in the same party, reports NBC News.
The university also suspended the Delta Zeta sorority amid reports of hazing, including women forcing men to wear women’s underwear, paint their bodies and take alcohol shots off each other’s bodies, USA Today.
UConn’s associate director of community standards issued a letter to the organization stating that Delta Zeta’s presence on campus could pose a threat to the health and safety of the campus community. The letter also places the sorority under an interim suspension as school officials investigate the allegations.
Meanwhile, Cornell University has revoked recognition of Chi Psi fraternity for three years as a result of a hazing incident that occurred during the Spring 2013 semester, Cornell Daily Sun reports.
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