FSU Fraternity Suspended Following Hazing Allegations

By: Lanetra Bennett
April 20, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A Florida State University official has confirmed that the school's chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity has been suspended.

The official noted that suspension is part of the procedural process during such hazing investigations.

The suspension means the organization can't meet and can't have contact with any possible pledges.

Stay with WCTV for the latest on the investigation.


By: Lanetra Bennett
April 19, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A third FSU fraternity this year is now under investigation because of hazing allegations.

The latest is Kappa Alpha Psi.

Someone (who wants to remain anonymous) sent WCTV videos and photos. She says they show pledges of Kappa Alpha Psi at FSU being hazed.

"I keep hearing of these things happening," FSU student Alexis Howard said.

Student Alicia Mondini said, "I hear about it a lot on campus."

The person who sent the email says she's tired of staying quiet about it. She says the images she sent are from 2013. She says she's a concerned mother. She did not say if her son was in the videos, but did mention he joined the fraternity.

When asked about the video and hazing allegations, FSU police confirmed they are investigating.

Howard said, "This is a place where we're supposed to learn and be comfortable and grow. It's hard to do that when things are constantly happening, making us fear where we are and where we're prospering as young adults."

In the videos, you can hear and see someone bending over getting hit on the behind with a red and white cane. The concerned mother said there are pictures that show the cane breaking after hitting students.

Howard said, "I think that's ridiculous and unnecessary." Mondini added, "Especially from a fraternity that you're supposed to feel like you're a brother. You're supposed to feel like in a brotherhood, a brotherhood that accepts you for who you are. They're hazing their soon-to-be fraternity brothers and I just think that's really unacceptable."

Students and that concerned mother say hazing needs to stop. "Obviously, it's easier said than done. But, I'd like to see an end to this soon." Howard said.

FSU Police have not released any other details saying it's too early in the investigation.

A university spokesperson says administrators do not comment on active investigations.

We've reached out to Kappa Alpha Psi. We're still waiting on a call back.

FSU suspended its Tau Kappa Epsilon chapter in February. Alleged victims accused members of making them act as slaves.

The school's Omega Psi Phi chapter went on suspension earlier that month. FSU launched a criminal investigation. They did not release details of the allegations.



 
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