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U-M Fraternity Suspended After Pledge Taken To Hospital

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ANN ARBOR (WWJ/AP) - The University of Michigan chapter of Psi Upsilon is suspended after a fraternity official says a pledge was taken to a hospital after being found drunk.

The Michigan Daily reported the chapter was suspended March 15.

Tom Fox, executive director with Psi Upsilon’s international office, says a young man was taken to a hospital after a March 14 party. Fox visited Ann Arbor March 17 to 18 and is investigating. He said it wasn’t immediately clear whether hazing was involved.

University spokesman Rick Fitzgerald said the fraternity also was expelled from Interfraternity Council — the governing institution for fraternities. He said the fraternity could try to rejoin, but that usually follows a change in leadership and reforms.

The council said the chapter was expelled Wednesday for “recurring safety violations and poor risk-management.”

Fox said, while the investigation continues, the chapter is not allowed to host events or activities, recruit or hold meetings. However, the young men living in the house will be able to continue to do so.

This is the second suspension of a U-M frat in as many months. In February, Pi Kappa Alpha placed the school’s Beta Tau chapter on interim suspension after semi-nude photos of men posing with U.S. flags were posted online. (More here).

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