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Another Miami University fraternity suspended

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Posted at 10:44 AM, Sep 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-21 14:24:04-04

OXFORD, Ohio -- Another Miami University Greek fraternity is suspended, again due to hazing violations.

Zeta Beta Tau is now unrecognized and suspended on Miami University's campus through May 2018, according to the university's website.

Like Phi Kappa Tau and Pi Kappa Phi, Zeta Beta Tau's suspension is the result of an investigation into Miami Greek life that began in the spring. Miami's Office of Ethics and Student Conflict Resolution found the fraternity guilty of violating the student code of conduct.

"We were disappointed to learn of hazing allegations. There is no excuse for behavior that risks the health and safety of fellow students,” Miami University spokeswoman Claire Wagner said.

Miami has been investigating numerous Greek organizations since it got 21 complaints in February related to the new-member "rush" process in January, according to university spokeswoman Carole Johnson.

Nine Greek organizations are currently suspended on Miami University's campus. Only one banned chapter -- Alpha Xi Delta -- is a women's sorority.

The Journal-News contributed to this report.