News & Notes: Dartmouth fraternity banned from campus after losing appeal| May 10, 2015
After being accused ofbranding its pledges in the buttocks with hot pokers, the Dartmouth fraternity that inspired the movie “Animal House” lost a lawsuit appeal and can no longer stay on campus, according to the New York Daily News.
Dartmouth administrators announced the decision on Friday.
Alpha Delta had been previously disciplined for other misconduct, including hazing and illegal distribution of substances to minors.
Alpha Delta is one among many fraternity houses that have been closed in the backdrop of increasing national dialogue about sexual misconduct, racism and sexism on college campuses.
Last week, a fraternity at the University of Florida was shut down following allegations of intoxicated members yelling and spitting on disabled veterans. In March, the University of Oklahoma shut down Sigma Alpha Epsilon after a video appeared in which members sang a racist chant.
In January, Dartmouth announced plans to reform its fraternities, including a ban on hard liquor.