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WSSU suspends sorority for hazing its pledges

WSSU suspends sorority for hazing its pledges

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Winston-Salem State University has suspended Delta Sigma Theta Sorority from its campus for 10 years, a WSSU official said Friday.

The university took the action amid allegations of the sorority hazing its new members, said Aaron Singleton, a WSSU spokesman.

The university indicated the sorority violated the school's policy for its sororities and fraternities. WSSU campus police and the sorority's national headquarters began investigating Delta Sigma Theta at WSSU after a student complained in March about how the sorority was treating its pledges, Singleton said.

No criminal charges have been filed.

"We don't know the outcome (of the investigation)," he said.

The Deltas were suspended for 10 years because WSSU had previously suspended the sorority from campus from 1997 to 2002, Singleton said.

Winston-Salem State says it "will not tolerate behavior that violates the university's policies or values."

The national website for Delta Sigma Theta says it does not condone or tolerate "any act of hazing, harassment or humiliation" of its pledges.

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