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Tue October 20, 2009
K-State Frat Suspended Over Hazing
Manhattan, KS – A judicial board at Kansas State University has suspended the Phi Delta Theta fraternity for a hazing incident that left a student hospitalized for alcohol poisoning.
The 18-year-old freshman was found unresponsive at the off-campus fraternity house in late September. He recovered and is still a member of the chapter.
The Interfraternity Council imposed the sanctions on Phi Delta Theta. The fraternity will be on probation until September 2011, will have to pay fines and won't be allowed to have any event involving alcohol until February 2011.
Pat Bosco, K-State's vice president for student life and dean of students, says the school was "fortunate to have a teachable moment rather than a memorial service."
If Phi Delta Theta violates its probation, Kansas State would withdraw recognition of the house.