WVU Permanently Suspends Fraternity Over Hazing

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia University has one less fraternity: Phi Gamma Delta has been permanently suspended from campus after an alleged hazing incident involving late-night drinking at the chapter house last month.

Director of Student Organization Services Ron Justice says the hazing occurred while the fraternity was already on temporary suspension by both WVU and its national organization.

WVU hadn't previously made the October incident public. Justice said Tuesday that's because the complaint came to his office, not WVU police.

An investigation was completed before the Thanksgiving break, and chapter members were informed of the suspension Monday night.

The chapter has about 50 members, including 23 who live at the house. Six of those are graduating in December. Justice says the other 17 will have to find new housing by semester's end.

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