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Second Penn State fraternity closed over hazing, alcohol use

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 2, 2015 5:01 PM
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A sign hangs at the entrance to the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house on the North Carolina State University campus. The Penn State chapter was suspended by the national organization, while the NC State has been suspended as authorities investigate the discovery of what appears to be a pledge book filled with racially and sexually explicit language.

(State College) -- A Penn State fraternity is closed after officials concluded it violated penalties imposed over hazing, alcohol use and other behavior.

The national headquarters of Pi Kappa Phi says it moved to shut down the chapter because members did not follow the group's standards of conduct.

The suspension comes as local police are investigating a different Penn State fraternity for a secret Facebook page that contained naked or semi-nude photos of women, asleep or passed out.

The university's Interfraternity Council says the Pi Kappa Phi chapter has been charged with violating rules about hazing, alcohol use, disorderly conduct, providing accurate information and registering social functions. The chapter can't return for at least three years.

A phone listing for the chapter house rang before the line went dead late today.

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