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University of Kentucky Suspends Fraternity for Hazing

LEXINGTON, Ky. ― The University of Kentucky has suspended a fraternity for five years for alcohol and hazing violations.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports a letter from Denise Simpson of the university Office of Student Affairs said Phi Kappa Psi engaged in behavior including forcing pledges to drink until they vomited, watch gay pornography and do calisthenics in pools of vomit.

Current members are required to remove all Phi Kappa Psi paraphernalia and move out of the fraternity’s housing by May 8. They may not meet as an organized student group.

University spokesman Jay Blanton said the punishment came after an extensive investigation of multiple reports of hazing.

The newspaper said fraternity member R.J. Ariel accepted responsibility on the fraternity’s behalf. The paper said neither he nor the national Phi Kappa Psi returned calls for comment.

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