Three SEC Fraternities Suspended

Various groups at Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida are cited for hazing.

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The Kappa Alpha Order fraternity from the University of Mississippi has been suspended for a year after police arrived at a big-brother party where the floor was covered in vomit and people allegedly were found chugging beer, teary-eyed, blindfolded, and/or bound by duct tape, according to the Daily Mississippian . Members will be allowed to stay in the house, but the fraternity will not be allowed to recruit, host parties, or participate in any philanthropy until 2010.

The Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity will be removed from the campus of the University of Alabama after its national organization cited its hazing practices and "repeated violations of the student code of conduct," said an Alabama spokeswoman.

The University of Florida's Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity has been suspended for a year in an agreement with the university and police to drop a criminal charge of hazing, the Alligator reports. Early last month, 36 pledges were found kneeling in the basement in an incident that police said may have involved thrown food and liquid, duct tape, diapers, and laxatives.