University at Buffalo student critically injured in potential hazing incident; school suspends all Greek life – ABC News

University at Buffalo student critically injured in \potential\ hazing incident; school suspends all Greek life - ABC News
University at Buffalo suspends fraternity, sorority activities after suspected hazing
\nThe University at Buffalo has suspended all fraternities and sororities and is investigating a \”potential\” hazing incident that left a student in critical condition.\n

\nThe Buffalo Police Department said that a student had been seriously injured early Friday in what it was calling an \”incident of potential hazing.\”\n

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – University of Oregon officials say the school's chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi has been placed on temporary suspension while allegations of hazing are being investigated.   The Register-Guard reports Upsilon Omega was issued the suspension notice on Tuesday, according to university spokeswoman Molly Blancett.   Alpha Epsilon Pi national headquarters spokesman Jon Pierce said they learned of the suspension on Wednesday but don't know the details surrounding the allegations. Pierce said hazing is not tolerated in any form by the fraternity.   Blancett said the emergency action was taken to ensure the health and safety of the university community, which is standard operating procedure.   She said the fraternity chapter will be allowed to function in a limited capacity during the university's investigation, but it won't be allowed to hold any activities.

\n\”BPD are investigating an incident of potential hazing that occurred at a fraternity house in Buffalo overnight on Custer Street,\” the department said in a tweet. \”A UB student was rushed to the hospital with a serious medical condition believed to have resulted from the Incident.\”

Alpha Epsilon Pi national headquarters spokesman Jon Pierce says they learned of the suspension on April 10 but dont know the details surrounding the allegations. Pierce says hazing is not tolerated in any form by the fraternity.

Video: Possible hazing incident leave UB student fighting for his life

University of Oregon frat suspended during hazing probe

BPD are investigating an incident of potential hazing that occurred at a fraternity house in Buffalo overnight on Custer Street. A UB student was rushed to the hospital with a serious medical condition believed to have resulted from the Incident.

EUGENE — University of Oregon officials says the universitys chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi has been placed on temporary suspension while allegations of hazing are being investigated.

UB student hospitalized following possible hazing incident

\nThe news was followed by an immediate suspension of all Greek life at the college in western New York.

Video: UB student hospitalized following a possible hazing incident

\n\”As the investigation into this very serious matter continues, let me reiterate that our university has zero tolerance for hazing,\” University at Buffalo President Satish Tripathi said in a statement. \”Not only are hazing incidents a violation of our university policies, but they are also crimes.\n

Blancett says the emergency action was taken to ensure the health and safety of the university community which is standard operating procedure.

\n\”Therefore, at my direction, the official activities of all recognized fraternities and sororities are suspended effective immediately,\” he added.

The Register-Guard reports Upsilon Omega was issued the suspension notice on April 9, according to University spokeswoman Molly Blancett.

\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\t(ABC News) A student was seriously injured in a \”potential\” hazing incident at the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, N.Y., on Friday, April 12, 2019.\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\n\nThe incident happened at the schools Sigma Pi house, according to a statement from the frat.\n

“At this time I dont feel its appropriate, in respect to the student going through the situation and their family, to provide further comment until we have more information on the final decision,” Student Association President Gunnar Haberl said.

\n\”Sigma Pi has recently learned of a reported allegation of health & safety policy violations at Epsilon-Omicron Chapter at the University at Buffalo,\” Jonathan Frost, executive director and CEO of Sigma Pi Fraternity & Foundation, said in a statement. \”At this time, we are currently gathering information and, if necessary, will provide further comment after all facts have been gathered.\”

\nThe student is currently in critical condition and on life support, according to Buffalo ABC affiliate WKBW.\n

A UB student is currently hospitalized following a possible hazing incident involving Sigma Pi fraternity, at 69 Custer St., last night, according to a UB press release and the Buffalo Police Department.  

\n\”The University at Buffalo community is deeply concerned about the health and well-being of our student whose injuries, Buffalo Police suspect, may have resulted from hazing overnight,\” the university said in a statement. \”We are in contact with the students family and will provide whatever assistance and comfort we can during this very difficult time, as we hope for the very best for our student who is an undergraduate student at UB.\”\n

Let me reiterate that our university has zero tolerance for hazing. Not only are hazing incidents a violation of our university policies, but they are also crimes, Tripathi wrote in the statement. 

\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\t(WKBW) A student was critically injured in a \”potential\” hazing incident at the University at Buffalos Sigma Pi house on Custer Street in Buffalo, N.Y., on Friday, April 12, 2019.\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\n\nNeighbors said they saw two frat members carry a person out of the house overnight after authorities arrived.\n

\n\”This is a family neighborhood, theres families that live in these houses,\” Adam Rodriguez told WKBW. \”Obviously, thank God there were no kids out here at that time because I believe that could have been a pretty traumatic experience. Even me, just seeing the body here … that was pretty hardcore.\”\n

\nA Sigma Pi student at Ohio University died after a hazing incident in November 2018. The family of that student, Collin Wiant, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Sigma Pi and another 10 unnamed individuals in February.\n

This Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 photo shows a University at Buffalo sign on the campus in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/David Duprey) AP

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The University at Buffalo has suspended fraternity and sorority activities after a student was seriously injured during a suspected hazing incident.

Details of the incident that put the student in the hospital werent released Friday. Authorities say it involved the Sigma Pi fraternity.

UB President Satish Tripathi says all fraternity and sorority activities are indefinitely suspended while campus and Buffalo police investigate and an internal review is conducted.


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