Two fraternities in Missouri are under attack after rumors of misconduct resulting in personal injury and criminal activity. The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity chapter at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla is temporarily suspended while an investigation is underway into the injuries of two Missouri S&T students. Both injured students are believed to be pledges at the fraternity. School officials were not saying how the two students were injured nor will they give an update on their condition.
A university spokesman said there was an allegation of harm towards students and the school takes it very seriously, with a no tolerance policy. Campus Police were made aware of a situation the happened on Thursday, but not until days later on Sunday, October 16th. School officials say that during the suspension the fraternity will not be recognized as a student organization nor will it have access to university facilities. The fraternity house will close, and any students living in there will need to move out and find other accommodations. School officials say Alpha Phi Alpha has been at Missouri S & T for more than 50 years. Many students believe Thursday's events were just an accident. Rumors say a criminal investigation will begin soon.
A fraternity at Mizzou is also under suspicion of criminal activity. Rumors have been circulating that the Delta Upsilon Fraternity pledges openly uses date rape drugs. The Delta Upsilon’s national office stated that the rumors are unfounded and the chapter is not being investigated for date rape drugs. The fraternity did say the chapter is being investigated for two September incidents, one involving allegations of racial harassment and another involving alcohol.
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