NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Officials are investigating reports of
hazing at Vanderbilt University. School officials say they have
received complaints on their hazing hotline and offices.
The school has suspended new member education programs at all
Interfraternity Council Fraternities. What that includes is the six-week
period following a student receiving an invitation to join a fraternity
and learn about the organization before the pledge gets inducted to
become a member.
The university says their new member education program
will not resume until they are confident activities are safe and
appropriate. Each fraternity has until Wednesday morning to come up with
a revised plan for new member education. Only then will a lift on the
suspension be considered according to school officials.Initiation for
IFC fraternities is still scheduled for the last weekend in February.
The Greek Life Director Kristin Shorter confirmed while
individual chapters go through suspension of activities during hazing
investigations, an IFC-wide suspension is less common.
School leaders did not detail what type of hazing has been reported.