NAU suspended fraternity for hazing incident

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FLAGSTAFF -- A reported hazing incident on the campus of Northern Arizona University has led the school to suspend the Theta Rho Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity for violations of the university's Student Code of Conduct.

The fraternity was notified formally of the suspension Tuesday. The group has been on interim suspension since Nov. 5, the same day allegations surfaced.

NAU Dean of Students Rick Brandel says the school acted swiftly and decisively after these allegations came to light.

Details of the incidents, which occurred during the fall 2007 and spring 2008 semesters, are not being released.

A review of possible individual violations of the Student Code of Conduct is being conducted.

Theta Rho Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha has 86 members and is NAU's largest fraternity chapter, with 30 members living in Mountain View Residence Hall.

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