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Fraternity Activities Suspended at University of Alabama

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All fraternity pledgeship activities have been suspended at the University of Alabama following allegations of hazing in several Interfraternity Council fraternities.

The school issued interim suspensions for a former member of Pi Kappa Alpha and two current members who the school said engaged in hazing activities off-campus, according to a news release from UA.

Pi Kappa Alpha had its student organization seating revoked for the remainder of the football season, the release stated. Pi Kappa Alpha will lose social privileges for the fall semester, and school officials said more penalties and sanctions could be implemented for levied against individual members and the chapter as the school's investigation continues.

Delta Tau Delta also lost its student organization seating for the football season, and school officials said the local chapter advisory board also suspended pledge programs and social activities after being notified about hazing allegations at UA. The school has referred Delta Tau Delta to Judicial Affairs.

UA also received complaints about several other fraternities and has cleared them of wrongdoing. Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Nu, Kappa Alpha Order, Kappa Sigma, Pi Kappa Phi and Zeta Beta Tau were all cleared, according to the school.

An investigation is beginning into a complaint about Theta Chi.

The national organizations for Chi Phi and Pi Kappa Alpha have issued cease and desist communications to the local chapters and have indicated they will also conduct their own investigations, according to the school release.

The investigations and resulting disciplinary actions are the result of calls made to the school's hazing hotline in the last week.

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