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Civil case.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – The Sigma Chi chapter sued George Mason University last year in U.S. District Court after it was expelled from campus. The organization argues that its members’ free speech and due process rights were violated after a three-student panel found it guilty of hazing, providing alcohol to minors and sponsoring parties that resulted in sexual assaults against female guests. If a judge rules the case can go forward, the trial could start March 5th.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of 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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