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UPDATE: Fraternity Members Meet With Dean After Hazing Allegations
The six members allegedly involved in the incident went before the dean of student services today. University leaders say the dean could put the students involved on probation, give them community service or an education project, or even send them to a judicial review board.
Right after six members allegedly hazed a pledge by tying him to a tree covered in filth, the fraternity immediately took internal action.
Coordinator for Student Involvement and Leadership Chris Hager said, "3 will be expelled 3 will be suspended."
For the three suspended, they could gain back full fraternity membership.
Chris Hager said, "Do hazing prevention education not just in the chapter but for campus and some other aspects that will help them come back in good standing."
But its not just members allegedly involved that are being punished, the entire fraternity is on suspension, meaning no social functions. Until the university and national Pi Kapp organization deliver their list of sanctions in a letter sometime this week.
Hager said, "It will also include their chapter action plan which is just internal chapter programing and strengthening the internal operations of the chapter to prevent further things like this from taking place."
No charges were filed against the accused, because the victim declined to press any. But since this violates the university's code of conduct, the dean decides on university sanctions.
And outside of the greek system, some students want to see them held accountable.
Kristen Porterfield,a sophomore said, "They need time to reflect on what they did and so they can prove a point, show an example not to do that anymore."
Casey Richards, a freshman said, "It wasn't that bad so I mean I don't think expulsion would be an option I just think some form of discipline other than expulsion."
The exact punishments handed down by the dean will not be released by the University, because the students are protected under a federal privacy act.