University removes frat for hazing, forced alcohol drinking

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- A University of Michigan fraternity has been removed from the school and student-run Interfraternity Council for at least five years following allegations of physical hazing.

The Ann Arbor News reports Thursday that evidence of forced alcohol consumption also was found during Alpha Sigma Phi's new member process.

Last year, the council suspended social events following allegations of hazing and sexual misconduct involving fraternity members at the Ann Arbor school. Some social activities have since resumed.

The Associated Press left a message Thursday seeking comment from the university. The chief executive at the Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity headquarters in Carmel, Indiana, was unavailable for comment.

Zeta Beta Tau International Fraternity announced in January that it had revoked its University of Michigan chapter's charter after determining policies prohibiting hazing were violated.