University of Florida suspends fraternity for ‘serious physical hazing incident’

9 Feb

Members of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity from the University of Florida have been temporarily suspended after what the university calls a “serious physical hazing incident.”
Although specifics of the incident were not available, an email to students claimed that it occurred off campus. The executive director of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. said it issued a cease-and-desist order against the local chapter and will investigate the incident cited by the university and cooperate with police on any criminal investigation that may occur.
According to the fraternities website, Alpha Phi Alpha “has a zero tolerance level in regards to hazing/pledging and strongly prohibits these illegal activities in any form.”
One student said, “You know fraternities are still going to do this. It’s part of their culture, its imbedded in what they do in their initiation process and it’s still wrong,” said sophomore Jenny Rivero. “You can’t escape it.”

http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/08/us/university-of-florida-hazing-suspension/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

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