DENTON (CBS 11 News) â€•
Five students from Texas Woman’s University are at the center of an alleged hazing investigation.
The students were arrested this week, accused of hazing pledges in their off-campus organization called the Krimson Kourts.
University officials said the organization is unsanctioned and is not tied to TWU. The pledges claim the suspects slapped them, put them in closets and inflicted them with psychological abuse.
A student, who wanted to remain anonymous, said she knows three of the suspects. She said she doesn’t believe the allegations are true, “It has to be a lie. I know it’s a lie,” she said. “They were done wrong.”
But university officials aren’t taking any chances.
“If our students are involved in violations of federal, state or local law, we will intervene with the conduct process,” said TWU’s Vice President of Student Life Dr. Richard Nicholas.
The five students are suspended, pending the outcome of an investigation. One student said at least three of the suspects have moved out of their residence hall.