UNCC fraternity suspended over hazing allegations

A popular fraternity on UNCC's campus is shut down after several reports of hazing.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A popular fraternity on UNC Charlotte's campus is shut down after several reports of hazing.

According to UNCC, school officials received an anonymous report of hazing in April and during the 2016-2017 school year.

Administrators investigated a total of six hazing incidents at the university.

"It’s very disappointing actually, especially to find out it happened around here,” said Lida, a senior student on campus.

Allegations include servitude, humiliation, physical activity that is not part of the organization mission and involuntary confinement.

Three investigations led to no charges, the other three are pending.

This follows the hazing death of 19-year-old Tim Piazza, a Beta Theta Pi pledge at Penn State, who died after falling down basement steps during a night of binge drinking.

“Not happy about it obviously. I generally try and stay away from that stuff,” another UNCC added.

Back in January, Sigma Phi Epsilon tweeted its final rush schedule until at least August 2021, when the suspension is lifted.

Reports of Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter suspensions at East Carolina University and as far away as the University of Nevada Reno have also emerged.

The school says it is not at liberty to say how many students are involved due to privacy laws.

NBC Charlotte reached out to the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity nationals and have not heard back.
 

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