LAWRENCE, Kan. — The University of Kansas has suspended two fraternities for five years following an investigation that accused the clubs of fostering a culture of hazing.
The Kansas City Star reports that the university on Tuesday informed Phi Gamma Delta and Phi Delta Theta in a letter that they will be removed from KU’s campus until the spring of 2027. The letter says investigations by national fraternity leadership and reviewed by a university panel found the fraternities engaged in a pattern of hazing, including action that hurt students. One instance attributed to Phi Gamma Delta says a pledge suffered a concussion after being thrown against a locker.
Phi Delta Theta was also accused of causing harm to pledges through forced workouts and other actions.