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: Which Towns Got At Least 1 Inch Of Snow During First Winter Storm Of The Season?
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: One Dead After Violent Dorchester Crash That Ripped Bed Off Pickup Truck
If convicted on the hazing counts, the fraternity faces a fine of up to $3,000 for each count.
If convicted on the illegal alcohol counts, it faces a fine of up to $2,000.MORE NEWS: Wellesley Police Investigating String Of Overnight Burglaries At Unlocked Homes
An arraignment date in Hampshire Superior Court has not been scheduled.