Towson University's vice president for student affairs said in a statement released Thursday that school officials continue to fully support Towson University Police and Baltimore County Police following allegations of an off-campus hazing incident.
"The action to suspend this fraternity is normal practice when serious accusations of illegal activity have been alleged and are being investigated," said Dr. Deb Moriarty, TU's Vice President for Student Affairs. "During this period of suspension, members of this chapter are to have no contact whatsoever with pledges. In addition, on Tuesday, the national Tau Kappa Epsilon organization also temporarily suspended the Towson University chapter."
The incident left a student hospitalized. There has been no update on the victim's condition.
Decisions concerning additional sanctions that could be imposed against the Pi-Upsilon Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon will be made upon completion of the police investigation, as well as the outcome of a separate university investigation into Code of Student Conduct violations.
"We take any allegations of hazing very seriously, and we are fully supporting both Towson University Police and Baltimore County Police in their ongoing investigation of this alleged off-campus incident," Moriarty said. "Hazing is illegal and is prohibited at Towson University. It is a clear violation of our university Code of Student Conduct, and it will not be tolerated."