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Newsletter > March 2011 > "CHAPTERS AT MARYLAND AND LONGWOOD FACE DISCIPLINE"
CHAPTERS AT MARYLAND AND LONGWOOD FACE DISCIPLINE
Numerous Greek chapters at the University of Maryland’s Greek are currently facing a variety of disciplinary charges. Seven members of the Zeta Phi Beta sorority were charged with second-degree assault and hazing and the chapter was suspended indefinitely following hazing allegations. Two fraternities, Kappa Alpha Psi and Sigma Beta Rho, were recently suspended, pending the results of an official investigation into hazing allegations. Finally, the University suspended all new member activities for Pi Kappa Alpha, Tau Kappa Epsilon and Delta Chi.
Likewise, several chapters at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia have had recent reports of hazing. In late February, the University issued a moratorium on new member classes for all seven Interfraternity Council recognized organizations. The University based its decision to temporarily halt new member classes for all seven groups because at least five of the seven groups had hazing reported against them.
Tim Pierson, the Vice President of Student Affairs, in a quote to Longwood student newspaper, The Rotunda, stated, “If there is information that we have that suggests that there are activities going on that are a real danger to students, put yourself in that position. What do you do about it? You got to respond to that.”
The incidents at Maryland and Longwood are just two more examples of needless hazing. Despite the best efforts of the national organizations, hazing is still occurring at an alarming level. The national organizations must continue to educate their members about the dangers and consequences of hazing. As a reminder, the National Hazing Hotline (1-888-NOT-HAZE) is available to all Greek students.