UVA fraternity under investigation for hazing

Posted on: 8:13 am, August 31, 2012, by

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WTVR) - University of Virginia police are investigating allegations that members of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, a predominately black service fraternity, engaged in hazing practices over the summer that may have left one pledge with fractured ribs, according to a search warrant filed Wednesday in Charlottesville Circuit Court.

The Daily Progress reports an anonymous informant told UVA police about a set time and place so they could observe the hazing.

Police say pledging members of the fraternity had visible bruises, and that one member may have fractured ribs as a result of an earlier incident, according to the warrant.

The fraternity is listed as inactive on the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life website. It is unclear when the chapter became inactive.

UVa officials declined to comment on the investigation.