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UNG fraternity suspended for alcohol, hazing violations
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A fraternity at the University of North Georgia’s Dahlonega campus was suspended Wednesday after allegations of alcohol misuse and hazing.

Sigma Nu’s Kappa chapter “will cease to function until recolonization,” a statement from the national fraternity said in an announcement.

The chapter was founded in 1881, at what was then North Georgia College.

“Sigma Nu regrets the necessity of the suspension of the charter of the Kappa Chapter. However, in keeping with our mission to develop ethical leaders, the fraternity will not tolerate such violations of its law, policies and principles,” said Brad Beacham, executive director of Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc., in the statement.

“We are engaged in discussions now with Kappa Chapter alumni leaders and University officials regarding plans for the re-establishment of the chapter in the future.

“The university’s investigation is still ongoing and coordination with the national chapter leadership to determine the next steps will continue,” a statement from the university said..

Six other chapters across the country were suspended for similar violations, The Vanguard, a student publication at the school, reported.

According to Lea Herring, a reporter for The Vanguard, fraternity brothers have “remained silent and refused to talk about the matter.”

Staff members Ron Bridgeman and Hailey Van Parys contributed to this story.

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