UT fraternity dismissed until 2016 after hazing incident

UT fraternity dismissed until 2016 after hazing incident

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The University of Tennessee's chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity has been dismissed due to a hazing incident.

University officials say they received a phone call on March 17 from a parent concerned her son was being hazed. Another man called on March 19 saying his nephew was going through the process of becoming  a member of Alpha Phi Alpha and was concerned about changes in his nephew's personality.

A folder containing historical facts, a hand written letter, and a pair of underwear stained by hot sauce was submitted to Dean of Students' office.

After an investigation, students admitted they had been involved in hazing that included screaming for failing to answer questions, paddling, and hot sauce being poured onto the young men's genitals.

Some of the hazing resulted in medical attention.  

UT revoked the fraternity's registration until August 2016. Officials say the fraternity had fewer than 10 members and did not have a house on campus.

Read more: Alpha Phi Alpha documents [PDF]
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