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Arrest of 15 Tau Kappa Epsilon members for alleged physical hazing stuns Longwood College campus

Longwood Suspends Frat, 16 Charged In Hazing Probe

FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) – Longwood University has suspended a fraternity and more than a dozen people face charges following a hazing investigation.

In a statement posted Wednesday on its website, Longwood says 16 members and associates of Tau Kappa Epsilon have been arrested.

The school’s Fraternity and Sorority Life office learned about allegations of hazing within TKE’s Rho Kappa chapter in early September and notified the Longwood University Police Department.

Longwood didn’t provide details but it says more arrests are expected. The investigation by university police and the Farmville Police Department is continuing.

The suspects face judicial charges through Longwood’s honor and judicial programs.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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