KSU Fraternity Suspended for Alleged Hazing

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KENT, OH — A Kent State University fraternity was suspended this month for hazing allegations, according to a notice obtained by FOX 8 News.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity received the notice on October 7. The three-year suspension was effective immediately. The notice states that the allegations of hazing were brought to the university’s attention on August 27.

Kappa Alpha Psi was suspended for two years plus an additional year as the result “of a review of the recent history of violations that have resulted in social probation and other investigations of misconduct related to membership intake activity.”

The suspension will be through May 30, 2016.

Kappa Alpha Psi will not be permitted to participate as an organization both on or off campus. The fraternity will also be prohibited from participating in Greek activities.

Kent State University released the following statement:

Kent State University developed policies to guide student organizations in creating a positive, safe, and successful environment for group activities.  Adhering to these policies helps maintain the integrity of all student groups and ensures that all who participate are safe and treated fairly.  When these policies are violated, the university must take appropriate measures, so we have suspended Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. for three years for failing to adhere to those policies established for student organizations.

No further information was released.

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