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USUniversity at Buffalo suspends all fraternities and sororities after student critically injured by potential hazing

19:20  13 april  2019
19:20  13 april  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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BUFFALO , N.Y. (AP) — The University at Buffalo has suspended fraternity and sorority activities after a student was seriously injured during a UB President Satish Tripathi says all fraternity and sorority activities are indefinitely suspended while campus and Buffalo police investigate and an

They met with the students to discuss "serious conduct violations that have occurred within the community including hazing , alcohol and drug use, and lack of academic focus." Students reacted to Thursday to Monmouth University 's decision to indefinitely suspend all fraternities and sororities .

University at Buffalo suspends all fraternities and sororities after student critically injured by potential hazing© Provided by USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc. The University of Buffalo campus

A University at Buffalo student is in critical condition after a possible hazing incident involving a college fraternity, prompting the president of the western New York school to suspend all Greek life activities.

The incident, which happened overnight Thursday, took place at the Sigma Pi house, according to WKBW-TV in Buffalo.

The Buffalo Police Department said it is investigating the matter and that a student was rushed to the hospital with a "serious medical condition" believed to be the result of the incident of "potential hazing."

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Fraternities and sororities , or Greek letter organizations (GLOs) (collectively referred to as "Greek life"), are social organizations at colleges and universities . A form of the social fraternity , they are prominent in the United States

Social or general fraternities and sororities , in the North American fraternity system, are those that do not promote a particular profession (as professional fraternities are) or discipline (such as service fraternities and sororities ).

Further details, including the name of the undergraduate student, have not been disclosed. But the television station cited a source close to the investigation who said the student, 18, was "on life support" Friday night.

In a statement, University at Buffalo President Satish Tripathi said the school has reached out to the student's family and is providing "all the assistance and comfort we can to them during this incredibly difficult time."

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Monmouth University in West Long Branch has indefinitely suspended all of its fraternities and sororities for what school officials say was an inadequate response to some "serious The 19-year-old from Hunterdon County died at a fraternity party after he was injured in a fall at a fraternity party.

He said the university has "zero tolerance" for hazing. "Not only are hazing incidents a violation of our university policies, but they are also crimes."

"Therefore, at my direction," he said, "the official activities of all recognized fraternities and sororities are suspended effective immediately."

Tripathi added that the university community is committed to ensuring a safe educational environment for students. He vowed to perform an internal review of the activities of the school's fraternities and sororities and will "strongly counsel" all Greek organization about the University at Buffalo's zero-tolerance policy on hazing.

A University at Buffalo spokesman said Saturday the school does not have an update on the condition of the student.

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Hazing is seen in many different types of social groups, including gangs, sports teams, schools, military units, and fraternities and sororities . In Brazil, it is called trote and is usually practiced at universities by older students (doutores and veteranos) against newcomers (calouros) in the first

According to WKBW-TV, the Sigma Pi Fraternity & Foundation issued a statement that said, "Sigma Pi has recently learned of a reported allegation of health & safety policy violations at Epsilon-Omicron Chapter at the University at Buffalo.

"At this time, we are currently gathering information and, if necessary, will provide further comment after all facts have been gathered."

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