University of Tennessee frat suspended for pouring hot sauce on pledges' genitals

The UT chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha was suspended after students admitted to hazing.
By Evan Bleier   |   May 23, 2014 at 9:48 AM   |   Comments

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 23 (UPI) -- The University of Tennessee has suspended a campus fraternity after students admitted to hazing their pledges by paddling them and pouring hot sauce on their genitals.

The UT chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha had its registration revoked until August 2016, and it is no longer regarded as a campus organization.

An investigation into the hazing practices of Alpha Phi Alpha turned up a "pair of underwear stained by hot sauce," WATE reported. Some of the hazing incidents resulted in pledges requiring medical attention.

Current membership at the UT chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha includes fewer than 10 people and 12 students were pledging the frat. According to the Johnson City Press, the fraternity's national headquarters had already rejected the prospective pledges, so they went through the hazing rituals with no chance of actually becoming Alpha Phi Alpha brothers.

In addition to the hot sauce and the paddling, pledges at Alpha Phi Alpha were screamed at for failing to answer questions.

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