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Phi Kappa Theta: Purdue continues its crackdown on alcohol and hazing

Purdue has been one of the longer-running schools insisting on standards for its Greek groups but also residence halls. This goes back

almost 20 years to when a pledge fell from a window while sleepwalking after drinking.

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If the ruling is upheld, Phi Kappa Theta can no longer be associated with the university for the next two years and may have to close its house on the West Lafayette campus.

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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