Archive for Friday, September 15, 1995

KU HAZING PROBE COULD BE RESOLVED SOON, OFFICIAL SAYS

September 15, 1995

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The investigation of a hazing incident at a Kansas University fraternity could be wrapped up Monday night, KU's coordinator of greek programs said.

The Delta Chi fraternity, 1245 West Campus Rd., has been on interim suspension since last month, when two pledges -- sophomores Adam Mues and Nate Hines -- were hospitalized for dehydration during Hawk Week.

Officials from KU's department of student life met with representatives of the fraternity's alumni board of trustees Wednesday night and settled on the basic facts of the incident, said Bill Nelson, coordinator of greek programs at KU.

University officials still are working on possible actions, Nelson said. Such actions could range from doing nothing to expelling the fraternity from campus.

"I think you'll find the institution to be highly responsive to this situation," said Nelson, who will meet with fraternity representatives Monday evening.

The fraternity's international office in Iowa City, Iowa, already has recommended expelling four members of the fraternity and placing the KU chapter under control of an alumni group for two years.

All parties agree that hazing occurred, Nelson said.

Mues suffered kidney failure after performing outdoor chores and push-ups ordered by superiors at Delta Chi. Outside temperatures during the period reached as high as 99 degrees.

Mues spent nearly two weeks in a Kansas City, Mo., hospital, where he underwent dialysis treatments.

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