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Vanderbilt Officials Receive Reports Of Hazing

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By Janet Kim

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.

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