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2 fraternities at Drury suspended as result of party

Friday, September 26, 2008 | 4:10 p.m. CDT

SPRINGFIELD — The national offices of two Drury University fraternities have temporarily suspended the local clubs following an off-campus party that resulted in arrests the hospitalization of one man for alcohol poisoning.

The Springfield News-Leader reported on its Web site Friday that national leaders for the Kappa Alpha and Sigma Nu fraternities confirmed that their members were involved in the Sept. 13 off-campus party.

The party in rural Stone County led to 16 people being charged with underaged possession of alcohol and an 18-year-old man being taken to a hospital for alcohol poisoning.

Kappa Alpha officials said that the local chapter co-hosted the party and that the national organization could announce additional sanctions against the chapter next week.

Sigma Nu officials said they're still looking into the issue.

 


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