The council of a fraternity with a presence at Alabama A&M University voted to revoke the charter of that chapter.
According to the Kappa Kappa Psi official website, this is because of a hazing incident. The website says because of the nature of the offense, the council placed a 20-year moratorium on that campus.
Kappa Kappa Psi is a fraternity for band students. You can read their investigation protocol here.
Alabama A&M provided this statement:
Alabama A&M University received notification from Kappa Kappa Psi Fraternity, Inc. on Tuesday, November 5th that the institution’s undergraduate chapter has been suspended due to accusations of hazing. Prior to this notification, the University was not made aware of any hazing violations by our students, faculty, staff, or alumni. We are having internal dialogue with student members of Kappa Kappa Psi, as well as faculty and staff who may advise or provide support to the campus chapter. The University is also reaching out to the corporate office of Kappa Kappa Psi to determine the alleged details surrounding this decision and the parties involved.
Although there were no prior reports of hazing to University officials, Alabama A&M has zero tolerance for hazing within any of our student groups or organizations.
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