MU’s Kappa Alpha fraternity temporarily suspended due to hazing incident

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COLUMBIA, Mo. — The University of Missouri-Columbia temporarily suspended the Kappa Alpha fraternity on Monday.

According to a news release from the university, the fraternity was suspended due to a hazing incident. The news release did not offer details regarding the incident, but Columbia Police Department spokeswoman Latisha Stroer told the Columbia Missourian in an email that officers responded to a report of an assault at  the fraternity house and found an 18-year-old subject who had been “drinking to the point of being transported by ambulance to a local hospital.”

Due to the temporary suspension, the fraternity will not be allowed to participate in campus activities such as homecoming and social events. Members of the fraternity will still be able to attend classes.

“The action will not affect individual members’ abilities to attend classes and continue their academic progress this semester,” university spokesperson Christian Basi said in the news release.