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September 23, 2017   |   Ithaca, NY

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Hazing prompts college action

The Office of Public Safety is interviewing students after a claim that hazing took place on campus as part of a fraternity initiation, according to Dave Maley, associate director of media relations.

A LeMoyne College student and a former Cornell University student were charged with second-degree hazing and second-degree harassment after a Cornell student claimed he was slapped and shoved into a wall by members of the Lambda Theta Phi fraternity Feb. 23 at an apartment complex on Stewart Avenue, according to The Ithaca Journal.

The victim also claimed he saw a fraternity member slap an Ithaca College student and that additional hazing took place on Ithaca College and Cornell campuses.

The college’s jurisdiction over the incident only applies to on-campus activities because the college does not recognize social fraternities and sororities.