Penn State fraternity suspended for alleged misconduct, serious student injury


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (WHTM) – A fraternity at Penn State University has been suspended for misconduct allegations.

WTAJ-TV reports Penn State Student Affairs placed the Omega chapter of the Theta Chi fraternity on interim suspension while it investigates alleged alcohol misuse and a serious student injury. Penn State has not provided details of the alleged incident.

While the fraternity is suspended, it will lose all student organization privileges including new member activities and recruitment, hosting social events, and participation in campus events. Theta Chi may face additional sanctions when the investigation is completed.

A Penn State sophomore, 19-year-old Tim Piazza, of Lebanon, New Jersey, died in 2017 after a night of heavy drinking during a pledge event at the now-shuttered Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

Pennsylvania’s new anti-hazing law, named for Piazza, took effect in November.

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