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UCF Suspends Frat After Mom Says Son Was Forced to Drink

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    FIU Reinstates Greek Organizations After Month Ban

    The school's president announced the move, while also banning alcohol at events through the end of the spring 2018 semester.

    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018)

    What to Know

    • The university has scheduled a Feb. 16 hearing for Beta Theta Pi, which was accused of hazing and providing alcohol to minors in November.

    • A former pledge's mother said her son was dropped after getting sick because he was forced to drink a "huge bottle" of Smirnoff Ice.

    • Beta Theta Pi was banned from Penn State University after a pledge died at a fraternity party there last year.

    The University of Central Florida has suspended a fraternity after a woman complained that her son was forced to chug a bottle of vodka during a pledging event.

    The Orlando Sentinel reports the university has scheduled a Feb. 16 hearing for Beta Theta Pi, which was accused of hazing and providing alcohol to minors in November.

    The suspension came after a former pledge's mother wrote the fraternity's national organization saying her son was dropped as a pledge after getting sick because he was forced to drink a "huge bottle" of Smirnoff Ice.

    Beta Theta Pi was banned from Penn State University after a pledge died at a fraternity party there last year. The national organization says it's working with the University of Central Florida to investigate this latest case.

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