EKU Fraternity Suspended After Possible Hazing Incident

An investigation is underway at Eastern Kentucky University after allegations of hazing. A 23-year-old student was rushed to the hospital and now officials are trying to figure out if Kappa Alpha Psi went too far.

EKU officials confirm they are aware of the hazing allegations and have placed the fraternity on suspension.

EKU officials also say the national chapter of the fraternity has sent the same message to the EKU chapter.

23-year-old Brent Whiteside has been at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington for several days. Currently, he's listed in stable condition.

It is unknown if the alleged hazing incident occurred on campus.

EKU doesn't have fraternity or sorority houses on its campus.

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  • by Aubrey Location: Richmond on Feb 5, 2009 at 10:24 AM
    As a student who is getting ready to go to college I thik this whole hazing thing is so ridiculous. So many people try and fit in any where they can I think that you should be able to be your own person. It seems to me that many people in faternites are trying to conform people to what they think that they should be!
  • by amanda Location: richmond eku campus on Mar 19, 2008 at 12:02 PM
    I think fraternities and their hazing is ridiculous. Your a student at the university and thats whats important. The whole hazing incident proves that fraternities have immature and out of control behavior problems. Everyone in a fraternity is supposed to be brothers so why hurt one another. I find it to be a popularity contest between sororities and fraternities. The national chapter should recommend that all sororities and fraternities be banned at Eastern. Its a shame there are ignorant people living among me.
  • by T Location: Louisville on Mar 13, 2008 at 08:52 AM
    I too am greek and I don't think a lot of people (mainly greeks) understand how stupid this hazing thing is. Nowhere is it stated that you have to take any phyical or emotional hazing to be apart of the organization, but because someone wants to "belong" to a fraternatity or sorority they feel that they have to do whatever it takes. Where is the brotherhood? What about the community service? My question is, "Is it really worth it when you end up in the hospital like this young man has becausee of stupidity?" Honestly speaking, the National Headquarters of these greek lettered organizations need to do away with these undergraduate chapters, as well as some graduate chapters, because a vast majority of them are not running the organizations on which they were founded!!!!
  • by eric Location: raleigh, nc on Mar 13, 2008 at 08:47 AM
    I hope those involved with the hazing incident are prosecuted. It seems like their pledging process got out of hand.
  • by Tom Location: Richmond on Mar 12, 2008 at 12:12 PM
    What bothers me is I's A senior at EKU and most students there haven't heard anything about this story. The KA's seem to already have a bad reputation on campus anyhow. So to hear they were invovled in this isn't that suprising to me.
  • by Frat Location: Guy on Mar 12, 2008 at 10:57 AM
    Hazing is so much more than bullying...If you are not in a fraternity, then you would not even understand...There is a process to join a frat, but alot of times, the undergraduate members take it too far...The national organizations as well as the alumni organizations of these fraternities take a stand against hazing, but it requires more than words...It requires mature and educated adults to put these words into action...At this rate, KAPsi, along with other Black Greek Lettered Organizations across the campusues of the U.S., will be under maximum supervision so that the undergraduate chapters do not become suspended and irrelevant...
  • by Earwig Location: Prestonsburg on Mar 11, 2008 at 09:26 PM
    It amazes me that supposed intelligent adults (the guy is 23) would subject themselves to such treatment just to be accepted into a "herd mentality" bunch of drunks.
  • by Wow Location: Richmond on Mar 11, 2008 at 02:59 PM
    @jane Location: ky Rights of passage have went on since man 1st grunted and pointed at an animal that needed killed. These days we have kids doing stupid things like drinking themselves to death or allowing themselves to be beaten and himiliated all just to fit in. When I went to college I didnt CHOOSE to join a fraternity. Its a choice much like working in the sewers. If you honeslty think that bullys are just in frats you probally dont know anybody that was even in one. Bullying starts when kids are 3 or older and usually ends in most individuals by 20. Most college students are already above the average to begin with.
  • by Wow Location: Ky on Mar 11, 2008 at 02:24 PM
    This is why I say these kids should have to take out loans and work P/T jobs to pay for their education.I did it and it never hurt me one bit. In fact I feel like it helped me. I never got into crap like this when I was in college. They all need to work for what they get. That is what is wrong in our country today.Way to many handouts. You got welfare, disability and now free education. It is no wonder that tax payers can't afford to (edited) anymore.If I had to pay to S*** I would have to puke!!!
  • by AC Location: Corbin on Mar 11, 2008 at 02:15 PM
    so what's the alleged hazing incident? quite frankly, the story's pretty pointless and boring without it!
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