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NC State Bans Alcohol at Frat Events After Chapter Suspensions

The move to temporarily ban alcohol at most fraternity events comes after two chapters were suspended for alleged misconduct.
A sign hangs at the entrance to the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house on the North Carolina State University campus in Raleigh, N.C., on Friday, March 20, 2015. The frat has been suspended as authorities investigate the discovery of what appears to be a pledge book filled with racially and sexually explicit language. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)Jonathan Drew / AP

North Carolina State University says it is temporarily banning alcohol at social events for most fraternities after two chapters were suspended, including one in light of drug and sexual assault allegations.

Separately, a frat was suspended after an apparent pledge book surfaced containing sexist and racially insensitive comments.

NC state spokesman Fred Hartman said Friday the alcohol ban applies only to fraternities that are part of the Interfraternity Council. Historically black fraternities maintain a separate council and are not affected.

A news release says the alcohol ban is in "response to national issues and recent allegations of inappropriate behaviors."

Pi Kappa Phi has suspended its chapter at the school while it investigates the book. Alpha Tau Omega suspended its chapter after drug and sex assault allegations.


— The Associated Press