By Associated Press - Tuesday, May 9, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The University of Arizona has removed a fraternity from campus for at least the next four years after allegations of hazing, assaulting a pledge and providing alcohol to minors.

According to a letter from the Dean of Students, prospective members of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity “were furnished alcohol, forced to drink alcohol, blindfolded, hazed and physically assaulted” on March 23 and that violated the school’s code of conduct.

Authorities say campus police have arrested a 19-year-old student in connection with the assault.



UA officials announced Tuesday they were pulling university recognition of Alpha Sigma Phi through May 31, 2021.

Loss of recognition means the fraternity cannot conduct any activity on the Tucson campus, including recruiting members or holding meetings.

The fraternity has until May 25 to appeal the decision.

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