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“Imagine if we weren’t affiliated with our school. We could get away with so much.”
Nearly every fraternity in North America has thought this to themselves at one point or another.
Breaking away from your school’s IFC and other governance seems like a dream come true. You can haze hazier, party harder all while nobody but the police being able to truly infringe on your insane behavior. Unfortunately the Radford University Pi Kappa Phis who are not recognized by their school faced just that infringement.
From Collegiate Times:
The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity at Radford University is not recognized by the university. According to a statement released by the university, the fraternity’s charter was revoked by its national organization and was dismissed by the university in June 2016 after a hazing incident, for which four members pleaded guilty to hazing and purchasing alcohol for underaged persons and each served one month in jail.
According to The Roanoke Times, Pi Kappa Phi national chapter spokesman Todd Shelton said the national chapter sent a cease and desist letter to the fraternity at Radford in the past.
“The dismissal of the student group was the direct result of previous violations of Radford University’s Standards of Student Conduct and criminal convictions from hazing incidents that occurred in the spring 2016,” said Joe Carpenter, vice president of university relations and chief communications officer at Radford University in an email.
According to a search warrant, as reported by The Roanoke Times, the freshman pledge went to the backyard of a residence in the 1200 block of Downey Street with 15 other pledges at 8 p.m. They were forced to drink eight handles of vodka within five minutes. Afterward, they were taken inside the house and received lap dances from strippers.
The victim woke up in the building basement with only his boxers and socks. He then found a burn mark with a point on one corner and a semi-circle on the end on his left buttock.
You would have thought that after already losing national and university recognition the Pi Kapps would have at least learned to be more inconspicuous. Burns and strippers? Fine by me, but deadly amounts of liquor finished in less time than it takes me to shower might be little bit overboard. Just a thought. .
[via Collegiate Times]
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