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University of Alabama suspends fraternity pledging

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

The University of Alabama has suspended all fraternity pledgeship activities after hazing allegations were made against nine fraternities.

According to a press release from the university, in the last week seven fraternities were investigated on hazing complaints including Phi Gamma Delta, Chi Phi, Sigma Nu, Kappa Alpha Order, Kappa Sigma, Pi Kappa Phi and Zeta Beta Tau.

After the investigations, Greek and Judicial affairs have cleared Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Nu, Kappa Alpha Order, Kappa Sigma, Pi Kappa Phi and Zeta Beta Tau. There is no word on the investigation into Chi Pi.

In addition, a complaint has also been made about Theta Chi, and the university says they will begin an investigation immediately.

The university has also handed down suspensions to some fraternity members. They say that they have issued interim suspensions to one former member and two active members of Pi Kappa Alpha who are accused of engaging in hazing off-campus. 

These students will not be able to attend classes or participate in university activities until Judicial Affairs decides whether they can be reinstated. Pi Kappa Alpha's student seating for football games have also been revoked. Additional sanctions and penalties could be levied against the fraternity pending a completed investigation.

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