UA fraternity under investigation is suspended

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by The Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 6:33 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 14 at 8:43 AM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- A University of Arizona fraternity whose members included a student that fell to his death is being investigated for allegations of hazing and serving alcohol to minors. 

University officials said Wednesday that Phi Gamma Delta fraternity has been suspended from conducting any on-campus activity.

The school says chapter members of the fraternity, commonly known as Fiji, also allegedly conspired to not cooperate with university officials and police.

Phi Gamma Delta's national office says it is cooperating with the school.

Authorities say 19-year-old Michael Evan Anderson was legally drunk when he climbed up a 20-foot tall ventilation tower on April 4.

They say he was about halfway up when he fell onto the rooftop.

Campus police have been trying to determine if the fraternity played a role in Anderson's death.

Fiji was founded at a Pennsylvania college in 1848. The Arizona chapter started as local fraternity Zeta Delta Epsilon in 1921. The group's goal was to earn a charter from Fiji, which they did in 1931, becoming the fraternity's 72nd chapter.

 

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