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TUCSON, Ariz. -- A fraternity at the University of Arizona has been closed because of continued misconduct.

School officials sidy the local chapter of Pi Kappa Phi had been in trouble 14 times since 2010.

The incidents including hazing, in which new fraternity members were deprived of proper food and sleep, and underage booze bashes that ended with students being hospitalized for excessive alcohol consumption.

After repeated fines, warnings and stints on probation, the chapter was shut down after investigations by the university and the fraternity's national headquarters.

The Arizona Daily Star reported the closure marks the fourth time in 15 months that a UofA fraternity has been shut down for chronic troublemaking.

The school has stepped up efforts to educate incoming fraternity members and their families about alcohol abuse and hazing.


Information from: Arizona Daily Star,

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