Colo. State suspends sorority after alleged hazing |

Colo. State suspends sorority after alleged hazing

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Colorado State University has withdrawn recognition of a sorority after an investigation into several alleged incidents of hazing, including being deprived of food and sleep.

University officials on the Fort Collins campus temporarily suspended Zeta Phi Beta sorority in April and permanently withdrew recognition Aug. 5.

A police report obtained by The Rocky Mountain Collegian newspaper says pledges told authorities they were forced to eat cat food and perform “strenuous physical activity” that made one student seek medical attention.

Colorado State spokeswoman Dell Rae Moellenberg says university police investigated the allegations and contacted the district attorney, who won’t file any charges.

A call for comment to the sorority’s national office wasn’t immediately returned. Zeta Phi Beta’s Web site says the sorority was founded in 1920 by students seeking to depart from the traditional coalitions for black women.

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