Pi Delta Psi Fraternity Terminates Affiliation with Baruch Chapter (UPDATE)By Staff Reporter, UniversityHerald Reporter
The Pi Delta Psi fraternity has severed ties with its Baruch College chapter, following the death of a 19-year-old freshman from injuries sustained during a hazing ritual. A preliminary autopsy report revealed that Chun Hsien "Michael" Deng died from "closed head injuries due to blunt force trauma."
The decision to cut ties with the Baruch's chapter was taken after 'unsanctioned and prohibited events,' caused the death of Deng.
"Baruch Colony has violated the values and rules of our organization, including our strict no hazing policy," Pi Delta Psi said. "As such, they shall no longer be recognized as having any association with Pi Delta Psi. Additionally, we will also revoke the individual memberships of any member found involved in this incident," CBS Local reports.
The New York City college student suffered head injuries while participating in a brutal hazing ritual called the "glass ceiling." Apart from the death of the student, the frat members at Baruch are also being accused of trying to conceal injuries sustained in a hazing ritual.
"They did not seek medical attention right away. They did not call 911," said Chief Harry Lewis. "They just took him inside the house, put him by the fire. They Googled some information, and then, they made a decision probably an hour or so later to drive him to a hospital, which is probably still 30 minutes away," TWC NY1 reports.
This is not the first time that Pi Delta Psi's chapter has landed into trouble. Last year, the frat's University of Florida chapter was suspended for hazing. In spring of 2009 the Cornell University chapter was awarded interim suspension after a video tape detailing a hazing incident surfaced.