Documents: Frat Hazing Included ‘Paddling’ and ‘Caning’

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KENT, OH — New details are emerging about the allegations of hazing that may have taken place at the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity at Kent State University.

According to documents released by a Kent State investigation sub-committee, there was circumstantial evidence of hazing through “physical violence (paddling/caning) and mental anguish” made available to the CSI investigation committee.

According to the documents, the “Kappas have been investigated, sanctioned and given numerous opportunities to seek out resources that could improve their stand as an organization.” The documents say the fraternity did not seek assistance.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity was suspended for three years following an investigation into the hazing complaint. The fraternity does not have a house on campus.

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