Two fraternities shut down at Cornell

By Chelsea Bishop

Two fraternities shut down at Cornell

June 28, 2013 Updated Jun 28, 2013 at 10:47 AM EDT

Ithaca, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Cornell University is cracking down on Greek Life after reported hazing during its spring semester.

The university said on Thursday in statements that it has suspended Alpha Tau Omega and Zeta Beta Tau fraternities at Cornell.

Investigations by the university found the chapters were violating school and national fraternity policies. They will no longer be recognized by Cornell.

Also, Phi Kappa Psi and Chi Psi fraternities were put provisional recognition status (a probational status).

Chi Psi was placed on probation for four calendar years for incidents in Spring 2013 involving physical and psychological forms of hazing.

Phi Kappa Psi was placed on probation for one calendar year for incidents in Spring 2013 involving psychological forms of hazing. The fraternity will be allowed to hold recruitment activities in January 2014.

Both fraternity chapters must host hazing awareness programs in the fall.

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