Drake frat banned for hazing; 2 others under investigation

KCCI 8 News
DES MOINES, Iowa — Members of the Drake University Phi Delta Theta chapter are learning they’re no longer a fraternity.

Two incidents in two weeks have two Drake fraternities in big trouble.

Police said the Phi Delta Theta members forced another student to drink so much his blood alcohol was six times the legal limit.

Officers said the student drank close to 10 glasses of Everclear.

Officials said the university and the national fraternity administration for Phi Delta Theta have already decided to remove the chapter from campus. The national fraternity is also suspending the Drake chapter’s charter.

The ban will remain in effect for four years. Fraternity officials said that a university investigation found the chapter responsible for hazing and underage drinking.

“We commend the national fraternity for its cooperation and swift action,” Dean of Students R. Sentwali Bakari said. “The action the University is taking reflects the Drake community’s values and commitment to students. We are deeply concerned about the safety and well being of our students.” Full story.


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