Second Troy University Fraternity Suspended for Alleged Hazing
Another Troy University fraternity has been suspended for rules violations, including possible hazing.
According to university officials, the chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon is now under investigation for the alleged incidents.
The Dean of Student Services Herb Reeves says the situation was brought to the university’s attention after the DKE national organization received a report through its hazing hotline.
So far, no word on how many members were involved. Reeves says to his knowledge, there is no physical abuse- just violations of alcohol policies and verbal abuse. He is being assisted in the investigation by the Office of Fraternity Affairs.
Delta Kappa Epsilon’s national organization is expected to be on campus later in the week to assist in the investigation.
This is the second fraternity at the university to be suspended. After an investigation concluded earlier this month, seven members of the Sigma Chi fraternity faced disciplinary action. The chapter of Sigma Chi remains suspended through the rest of the semester.
Troy University officials released a statement that says, in part:
“We are extremely disappointed to receive a second report of rules violations by a Greek organization this semester. Troy University is committed to maintaining high standards of conduct and safety among campus organizations, and groups found in violations of rules will face appropriate punishment.”
University officials plan to complete the investigation by the end of the week.