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Second frat of the semester shut down at Quinnipiac amid hazing allegations

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A fraternity at Quinnipiac University in Hamden has been shut down following hazing allegations.

University officials issued a cease and desist order to Beta Theta Pi over the weekend.

It marked the second time in the semester that a frat was shut down. Sigma Phi Epsilon was the first back in September.

Both incidents happened due to violating the school's no-hazing policy.

When it came to Beta Theta Pi, students told Eyewitness News that they were surprised by the allegations.

"Well, personally, I think it's just a few bad apples," said Ali Mason, a senior and member of Greek life on campus. "There hasn't been many hazing incidents except for recently. I think it tells you it's a more recent problem. It's disappointing because you think of the worst when you hear of hazing. I know Quinnipiac University has a strict policy. That's why they are taking these precautions."

The university did not release any information about the alleged incidents and officials declined to be interviewed on camera. However, a statement was released.

"They university will simply not tolerate hazing of any kind, by any group or individual and will act swiftly to remove from the community, those held responsible," the statement read.

The school said the next step is a student conduct investigation. When that is completed, the university will issue a decision.

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