The Cornell University chapter of the Psi Upsilon fraternity suspended all social and new member education activitiesFridayfollowing an alleged incident involving “alcohol and an illicit substance,” according to the Cornell Sun.
Joel Malina, Cornell's vice president for university relations, said that the purpose of thesuspension was to investigate the incident andto prevent activities that could jeopardize the safety of the members and their guests.
The chapter wasplaced on a year of disciplinary probation in the spring of 2011 for violating Cornell's Anti-Hazing Policy. Allegations included inappropriate activities, such as forcing recruits to sleep on a squash court for the week without bathing and to run several miles in the cold, as well as a scavenger hunt that included pornography.
The fraternity chapter was also deactivated by its alumni board in the summer of 2008, following concerns about the safety of its members.