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New rules to prevent fraternity hazing begin at university

Posted: 1:54 PM, Apr 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-07 13:54:24-04
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OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — New rules aimed at preventing fraternity hazing have taken effect at Miami University in Ohio where a student recently said he was beaten and forced to drink excessive amounts of alcohol in a hazing.

The student last month said he was hazed to the point of requiring hospitalization during a pledge ceremony. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports Miami's Delta Tau Delta fraternity chapter has been suspended in the wake of that report and school officials and Oxford police are investigating.

Miami officials last year announced new fraternity rules that were to go into effect this spring.

Those changes started this week as students returned from spring break. The rules include requiring fraternity members to complete training courses and shortening the fraternity pledging period, among other changes.