College bans social house for hazing

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College bans social house for hazing

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July 27, 2015

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College has terminated the Kappa Delta Rho (KDR) coeducational social house following an investigation that uncovered multiple violations of the college’s hazing and general conduct policies.

Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of the College Katy Smith Abbott informed the leadership and members of the house of the decision in a letter on June 25.

Middlebury had suspended the house on March 24 following an initial investigation and determination that KDR members had violated the college’s hazing policy in November 2014. The violations reported then included verbal abuse and blindfolding of new members, and encouraging the use of alcohol. As part of the suspension, residential members were required to vacate the house and were reassigned to other on-campus housing.  Read more at Addison County Independent

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