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Second Penn State University fraternity suspended

STATE COLLEGE, CENTRE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- Penn State University has suspended the Delta Tau Delta fraternity after a student was found unconscious.

Officials say the frat us pending an investigation into injuries on September 28, where the student was found off-campus on Calder Way after allegedly drinking alcohol at the fraternity. The 18-year-old male was hospitalized and is currently recovering.

The Office of Student Conduct is investigating any connection Delta Tau Delta may have with this incident. All Penn State fraternities have been under a University and IFC-imposed ban on social functions involving alcohol until undergoing additional alcohol education and training.

"The potential involvement of Delta Tau Delta is very disturbing news, given all of the recent efforts and education that have gone into emphasizing student safety," says Damon Sims, vice president for Student Affairs. "None of us can be tolerant of organizations or individuals who value access to alcohol above student welfare. We'll see where our investigation of this incident leads."

Penn State instituted aggressive new measures on August 21, after the death of Timothy Piazza, 19, a sophomore, who died after a hazing incident at another fraternity.


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