Kansas University suspends 2 fraternities until 2027
The University of Kansas on Tuesday suspended two fraternities for five years following an investigation accusing the groups of hazing, the Associated Press reported.
Vice-President of Student Affairs Tammara Durham wrote a letter to the two fraternities, Phi Gamma Delta and Phi Delta Theta, informing them that they will be removed from campus until spring 2027. Investigations by the National Directorate of Education fraternity and reviewed by an academic panel found that both fraternities participated in a hazing pattern that included sleep deprivation, assault, forced training, destruction of pawnshops, and retaliation for reporting the behavior to those responsible for university, says Durham’s letter.
A pledge from Phi Gamma Delta suffered a concussion after being thrown against a locker, and pledges were forced to sleep in beds covered in vomit, urine and garbage, according to the investigation. Phi Delta Theta was charged with breaking personal items from pledges and throwing their pillows and mattresses out of windows. In 2018, the University of Kansas Interfraternity Council halted the activities of its 24 fraternities amid allegations of hazing among chapters.