MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Chi Phi fraternity chapter at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been terminated as a student organization after a university investigation found the organization hazed members.
University spokesman Eric Knueve said in a statement Wednesday that the investigation concluded that the chapter forced underage members to drink excessively, engaged in food deprivation and violated a student organization provision against humiliating, degrading and sexualized conduct.
Knueve said the investigation also found that members engaged in stints of hooded isolation and other activities that resulted in one student suffering a concussion.
Representatives from the Chi Phi national office did immediately respond to phone messages. The local chapter could not immediately be contacted on Wednesday.
Knueve says the dean of students received reports of hazing in January and placed the chapter on interim suspension. He says the fraternity is no longer recognized by the Interfraternity Council.
In a statement, Conner Feldman, the president of the university’s Interfraternity Council, said the council does not condone the chapter’s actions.
“The circumstances involving Chi Phi fraternity are unjustifiable and inappropriate,” Feldman said.
The fraternity can appeal the Committee on Student Organizations’ decision.
Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.