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April 29, 1996

Fraternity found to violate hazing regulations

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Members of Phi Kappa Theta social fraternity at Purdue University will have to complete an education program and community service after being found guilty of violating university policies against hazing.

On March 26, the Interfraternity Judicial Board found that members of Phi Kappa Theta verbally harassed pledges and forced them to run in the street near the chapter house, 900 David Ross Road, at approximately 1:30 a.m. March 14. The time to appeal the judicial board's ruling has expired without an appeal by the fraternity.

The judicial board ruled that at least 60 of the 71 active members and 11 of the 13 associate members must attend a program about hazing conducted by a member of the Phi Kappa Theta national office. Also, at least 60 of the active members each must complete three hours of community service approved by the Office of the Dean of Students. The fraternity also must submit a copy of the organization's pledge program for approval by the Office of the Dean of Students.


Source: Jane A. Hamblin, associate dean of students, (765) 494-1243; Internet,

Writer: J. Michael Willis, (765) 494-0371; Internet,

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