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UCF Suspends All Fraternity, Sorority Activities

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File photo of the Pi Kappa Alpha house on the campus of the University of Central Florida.  (credit: Andres Healy/Getty Images)

File photo of the Pi Kappa Alpha house on the campus of the University of Central Florida. (credit: Andres Healy/Getty Images)

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The University of Central Florida has suspended many fraternity and sorority activities until alcohol and hazing issues are addressed.

In an announcement Wednesday, the university administration said recent events indicate the school’s Greek community needs a change in culture when it comes to alcohol use and hazing. No information on anything specific was released.

Hazing has been a topic of discussion and debate in Florida since the November 2011 death of Robert Champion. The Florida A&M University drum major died after a brutal hazing ritual aboard a bus.

UCF officials said they will develop a comprehensive plan to address alcohol and hazing issues.

More than 3,100 students participate in 48 recognized Greek organizations at UCF.

A school news release says fraternities and sororities will be permitted to hold organizational business meetings but little else.

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