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Three social clubs disciplined at Christian college
ABILENE, Texas (AP) < Three Abilene Christian University social clubs have
been disciplined for inappropriate pledging activities, including one
accused of hazing.
The social clubs are similar to Greek fraternities and sororities but are
not nationally affiliated with chapters at other college campuses.
ACU Police Chief Jimmy Ellison said Wednesday his department is
investigating outside reports of hazing at Sub T-16 men¹s social club, but
no pledges have made specific allegations or expressed an interest in filing
criminal charges. Hazing is a Class B misdemeanor in Texas.
The university has suspended all Sub T-16 pledging activities, said Wayne
Barnard, associate provost for student development.
Delta Theta women¹s social club is inactive for the rest of the semester
after its advisers resigned over conflicts with officers about how physical
the pledging activities should be, Barnard said.
Pledging also was suspended for Galaxy men¹s social club after it held an
event that was not approved by the college.
Michelle Morris, vice president for university relations, said the mistakes
of a few clubs or members don¹t represent the values of all groups.
³Social clubs are an integral part of our campus community, and we expect
the officers and members to reflect Christian values in all their
activities,² Morris said in a statement.
Information from: Abilene Reporter-News, http://www.reporternews.com