University of Nevada, Reno Student Hospitalized After Alleged Fraternity Hazing Incident

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The University of Nevada, Reno said it is still gathering information about an alleged fraternity hazing incident that sent a student to the hospital sometime between Oct. 20 and 21.

“At this time, we do not have any additional information regarding the alleged incident that involved prospective and current members of Tau Kappa Epsilon,” UNR said in a statement to the Reno Gazette Journal on Tuesday.

UNR confirmed an enrolled student was admitted to Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Reno. No information was provided on the student’s condition or if he is still hospitalized.

“The University has been in contact with the student’s parents and representatives from the local TKE chapter and the national organization,” UNR said. “The university is honoring the family’s privacy at this time.”

The 19-year-old freshman from Lodi, Calif. was hospitalized after a binge drinking event for prospective members of a fraternity

Tau Kappa Epsilon is one of 10 fraternities not recognized by UNR. Unrecognized Greek organizations have not agreed to rules set up by the university that prohibit things such as hazing. The fraternity is even listed on the school’s website as one the university ‘strongly discourages maintaining or seeking membership in.’

TKE is no stranger to results. In 2019 the fraternity violated an alcohol policy and relationship agreement that resulted in disciplinary probation until January this year.

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