MANHATTAN | A judicial board has suspended the Phi Delta Theta fraternity at Kansas State University for a September hazing incident that left a student was hospitalized for alcohol poisoning.
An 18-year-old freshman was hospitalized in late September after he was found unresponsive at the off-campus fraternity house. The man recovered and is still a member of the chapter.
The Interfraternity Council imposed the sanctions on Phi Delta Theta. The fraternity will be on probation until September 2011, will have to pay fines and won't be allowed to have any event involving alcohol until February 2011.
Pat Bosco, K-State's vice president for student life and dean of students, says the school was "fortunate to have a teachable moment rather than a memorial service."
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If Phi Delta Theta violates its probation, Kansas State would withdraw recognition of the house.