Suspended Kent State fraternity reportedly engaged in paddling, caning

By Jeremy Nobile | Staff Writer Published:

"Circumstantial evidence" of violent hazing practices, including alleged paddling and caning, partly validated a three-year suspension of the Gamma Tau chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity's status as a student organization at Kent State University, according to an investigation conducted by the school. "The Kappas have not adhered to their own standards nor the university's guidelines pertaining to recruiting new members," wrote an investigation sub-committee on Sept. 20. "Over the last several years, the Kappas have been investigated, sanctioned and given numerous opportunities to seek out resources that could improve their standing as an organization."