Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

UMBC's Kappa Alpha Psi Chapter Being Investigated for Hazing

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

UMBC's Kappa Alpha Psi Chapter Being Investigated for Hazing

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - At least five students at the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore were hospitalized early this month for injuries suffered during hazing at an off-campus fraternity house, state police said. The alleged offense came to light after parents of two of the victims complained to police, who are investigating the allegations.

The Kappa Alpha Psi hazing started in February and the injuries became so severe that the students needed medical treatment, said Detective Sgt. Michael Gordy. As a result, five students were hospitalized at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland, on Saturday, April 11. Two other students may have left the area and sought medical treatment near their homes. he said.

An early statement released by the university reported that Kappa Alpha Psi's chapter president told school officials that "the injuries occurred at a function in Baltimore and were not related to intake into the fraternity."

Police Spokesman Capt. Greg Shipley said that the state police are "maintaining that the assaults occurred repeatedly at the frat house located in Princess Anne. …

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