Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Delta Sorority Chapter Suspended on Hazing Charge

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Delta Sorority Chapter Suspended on Hazing Charge

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky officials have suspended a sorority from campus following charges that it physically and mentally abused pledges last semester.

Delta Sigma Theta is the second Greek organization to he charged with hazing at the university during this academic year and the fifth since 1990. The school suspended Sigma Alpha Epsilon social fraternity for hazing pledges in May 1997.

The allegations against Delta Sigma Theta were detailed in a May 22 letter sent from the Dean of Students Office to chapter president Chy rita Banks and the sorority`s regional office in Flint. Michigan. The letter came after a two-month investigation.

Kentucky's Greek Affairs Office became aware of the incident in late March after Dean of Sororities Susan West got an anonymous phone call from a Delta alumna. Banks denied the charge against Delta Sigma Theta.

"They didn't listen to us. All thev listened to was a bunch of ties," Banks said. "There's no evidence. and I wonder why? Because nothing happened to them."

West said sorority officers also reportedly met with pledges in the first week of March to initiate them, weeks before the planned initiation. …

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