Duke University suspends sorority activities after ‘alcohol-related’ incident

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DURHAM, N.C. — Duke University has suspended all sorority activities after a new member was hospitalized.

A letter to the Panhellenic Council sent out Wednesday morning said a new member was “hospitalized is in critical condition related to an incident with alcohol.”

The university released a statement through Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta on Wednesday that read:

“Duke has suspended all sorority activity until further notice due to concerns about activities that have taken place during the most recent rush and bid periods, heightened by the hospitalization of a student for an alcohol-related issue. That student is expected to recover fully. The university’s student affairs staff is meeting with all 10 chapter presidents and the Panhellenic Executive Board to review Duke’s expectations for all sororities and their members, and each chapter will be asked to review its activities to ensure compliance with policies on social events, rush, and alcohol use. The health, well-being and safety of our students is the highest priority, and we look forward to working with the sorority leaders toward that end.”

It has not been disclosed which sorority was involved in the alcohol-related incident.

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