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University of Kansas suspends two fraternities for five years over hazing allegations

Jan. 5, 2022
Phi Gamma Delta and Phi Delta Theta were accused of multiple hazing episodes that included sleep deprivation, assaults, forced workouts, and destruction of pledges' property.

The University of Kansas in Lawrence has suspended two fraternities for five years over allegations of hazing.

Phi Gamma Delta and Phi Delta Theta will be removed from the campus until the spring 2027, reports the Kansas City Star

The university's vice provost for student affairs, Tammara Durham, notified both fraternities of the allegations on Tuesday.

Investigators found that each fraternity chapter had carried out its own brand of hazing, which included activities that destroyed the property of pledges, and subjected them to frequent verbal abuse and physical harm.

In the Phi Gamma Delta house, members organized what one investigator described as a “comprehensive hazing program.” Pledges there were “under the control and authority of members every waking minute each day,” the investigation found.

The two fraternities are the latest in a string of houses to be shut down over hazing allegations.

In November 2020, KU announced it was terminating Pi Kappa Phi until spring 2026. In 2018, the national chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon closed its KU chapter for four years.

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