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University of Arizona fraternity removed over hazing allegations

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Posted at 3:03 PM, May 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-09 18:05:16-04

Officials with the University of Arizona have withdrawn recognition for the Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity chapter after multiple violations including allegations of hazing.

The allegations included assault on a pledge member, endangerment and providing alcohol to minors. A release from the school says the University of Arizona Police Department arrested one student in connection to the assault.

"The University of Arizona has no tolerance for behavior that hurts students or puts them at risk," said Kendal Washington White, UA dean of students. "The serious nature of the assault allegation warranted the University's decisive action."

Details on the hazing and the assault have not been released. 

The school says the chapter will have the opportunity to propose a plan to be reinstated in 2021 as long as no current members are associated with the new chapter.