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Ohio State fraternity suspended 4 years for hazing

Ohio State said Phi Kappa Psi was investigated twice separately after allegations of hazing and endangering behavior. (FILE - WSYX/WTTE)

The Ohio State University said the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity has been suspended four years for hazing.

The university said the fraternity has been suspended until August 2022 after an investigation by Student Life’s department of Student Conduct. The department found the fraternity was violating the Code of Student Conduct through hazing and endangering behavior.

Ohio State said in a release that the fraternity was investigated twice separately for potential violations to the code of conduct during the 2017-18 school year. The chapter was placed on Cease & Desist in November 2017 and this past March, it was placed on a two-year probation for violations including hazing, endangering behavior, and alcohol.

The university stated that at the end of the four-year suspension, the chapter may petition the Office of Student Life to return to campus, consistent with applicable university policies.

"It is the intent of the university to uphold the Code of Student Conduct, to promote the education and development of students, and to provide a framework for future success of student organizations," said a university spokesperson in a release.

ABC 6/FOX 28 will continue to follow this story.

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