AMHERST (CBS) – A fraternity at UMass Amherst has been indicted for hazing and procuring alcohol for a minor, after a student was hospitalized for alcohol poisoning in 2017.
The Hampshire Grand Jury handed down four indictments against the Theta Mu chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, located at 374 North Pleasant St. The fraternity has been charged with two counts of procuring alcohol for a minor and two counts of hazing.READ MORE: 'Just Do The Right Thing': MBTA Bus Driver Finds Purse In Road, Returns It To Owner
The charges stem from incidents that occurred in the fall of 2017, which resulted in a UMass Amherst student being hospitalized for alcohol poisoning.READ MORE: Air Quality Alert Issued As Massachusetts Fire Departments Field Smoke Reports From Western Wildfires
If convicted on the hazing counts, the fraternity faces a fine of up to $3,000 for each count.
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An arraignment date in Hampshire Superior Court has not been scheduled.