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November 2, 2012

Purdue fraternity house being closed for hazing

West Lafayette — A Purdue University fraternity house is being shut down because of complaints about hazing and alcohol abuse.

Officials say the Beta Theta Pi fraternity's national organization is suspending the Purdue chapter until May and that some 50 members will have to move from its campus house by the end of the fall semester in December. The chapter will then be on probation through 2014.

Purdue associate dean of students Jeff Stefancic tells the Journal & Courier that a review found chapter members carried out demeaning hazing and made alcohol available to underage drinkers at events.

Chapter president Jared Shively tells the Purdue Exponent he doesn't believe the punishment is fair and that officials were looking to make an example of it.

 

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