Quinnipiac Shuts Down Fraternity, Disciplines Students Amid Hazing Allegations

Quinnipiac University has temporarily shut down a fraternity expelled a student member after a hazing investigation, and other members have been suspended or disciplined, school officials say.

The university has issued fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) a cease-and-desist order during student conduct proceedings. One student member was expelled, two were suspended, several were sanctioned and many others are being investigated, according to Lynn Bushnell, vice president for public affairs.

The names of the students punished have not been released, and information wasn't immediately available on the nature of the reported hazing.

TKE is listed as the Kappa Psi chapter, according to the organization's website.

Bushnell said that the discipline for the TKE members are "a result of a university student conduct investigation into allegations of hazing."

"Other TKE members have also been sanctioned as part of the investigation, and several more will face the student conduct process," Bushnell said. "In addition, the university has issued the fraternity a cease and desist order prohibiting it from operating at the university until the student conduct process is completed. With the safety and security of our students being paramount, the university will simply not tolerate hazing of any kind by any group or individual and will act swiftly to remove those held responsible from the community.”

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