UConn sorority hazing leads to discipline

One girl said she was forced to play a drinking game, blacked out and woke up in a hospital.
By Danielle Haynes   |   May 10, 2014 at 11:37 AM   |   Comments

STORRS, Conn., May 10 (UPI) -- The Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at the University of Connecticut was stripped of its registration and recognition after reports of hazing that led to a girl allegedly blacking out and being hospitalized.

The members of the sorority were banned from acting as a student organization and were told to vacate their house in "Husky Village" by May 15, a letter from UConn's Associate Director of Student Activities Joseph Briody said.

The sorority is accused of hazing new members by requiring them to lay on the floor and "sizzle like bacon." The girls were then made to jump up and down and grab their ankles while drinking beers and shots of liquor.

UConn sophomore Hillary Holt said she was forced to play a drinking game after which she blacked out and woke up in a hospital.

"The University's decision to revoke Kappa Kappa Gamma's registration and recognition was not taken lightly, but it was appropriate and imperative in light of the severity of the circumstances," a school spokesperson said.

Connecticut law enforcement officials said they saw no reason to file criminal charges against those involved.

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