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2 Lehigh University fraternities suspended for alcohol-related incidents

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Lehigh University has suspended two fraternities over alcohol-related incidents.

The online blog of Lehigh's Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs says Phi Kappa Theta and Delta Chi are temporarily suspended.

Lehigh said the frats are barred from organized activities and "impromptu social gatherings" while the school's Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs investigates the incidents, which allegedly occurred during the first week of the fall semester.

Alpha Tau Omega and Kappa Alpha were issued warnings.

Vice Provost of Student Affairs Ricardo Hall says the school had more police and alcohol-related events this fall than last fall, and that Greek social events contributed to the problem.

It comes months after the university's president announced a crackdown on excessive drinking at the school.

The suspensions also follow a decision this summer to dissolve the Kappa Sigma fraternity for two years after dozens of underage drinking violations.

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