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UAlberta frat suspended for 5 years

Official investigation confirms hazing allegations

A University of Alberta fraternity has been suspended for five years following an investigation into a hazing scandal.

In October, the Alberta chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon was accused of hazing new members, by forcing them to eat their own vomit, depriving them of sleep and confining them to a wooden box. Dean of Students Frank Robinson announced the suspension Thursday morning. “The DKE fraternity has acknowledged that hazing took place over a number of years and that this behaviour was participated in by both student and alumni members from this U of A chapter,” he said.

During their suspension, the frat will not be permitted to associate itself with the University of Alberta nor avail itself to campus resources. At the end of the five years, if Robinson is satisfied that DKE has reformed its practices, and has demonstrated good behaviour, the group will be readmitted as an official university fraternity.

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