USF fraternity pledges beaten

August 31st, 2010 by Staff

Tampa, Florida – A University of South Florida fraternity is suspended and under police investigation following a hazing incident.

Tampa Police were called to 2112 West Busch Blvd., an off-campus location, at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 27th. They say they interviewed potential victims, witnesses and suspects over the weekend. None of the suspects are current students at USF.

10 News has learned several pledges were taken to a closed business off campus and badly beaten over a period of a couple of days.

On Monday, USF President Judy Genshaft sent an email to students and staff announcing the suspension. The email did not mention the name of the fraternity, or what happened during the incident. In the email, Genshaft said, “Pending the police investigation, USF will suspend any students involved in this hazing incident. We will respond to all hazing incidents in the same way.”

In 2006, USF shutdown another fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha, because of hazing and alcohol violations.

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