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Penn State Fraternity Is Suspended After Student Is Found Unconscious

Pennsylvania State University on Wednesday suspended the Delta Tau Delta fraternity after a student suspected of drinking there was found unconscious and was hospitalized, according to the Associated Press.

The 18-year-old male student was found unconscious in a State College street by the local police in late September. He is now recovering, said Lisa Powers, a university spokeswoman.

The suspension of Delta Tau Delta followed the death of a freshman, Timothy Piazza, at another fraternity’s initiation event in February. His death resulted in criminal charges against several members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity who were present at the event.

Immediately after Mr. Piazza’s death, Penn State banned hard liquor from all campus fraternities and sororities. The university also banned daylong parties and beer kegs, limited the number of events that Greek organizations could hold with alcohol, and required recruitment to take place during the spring semester instead of the fall. Beta Theta Pi was permanently banned from the campus.

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