Fraternity suspended

The University of Tennessee fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha, or Pike, has been suspended for 30 days while police investigate a could-be hazing incident that left one student in the hospital with a nearly fatal level of
alcohol in his system.
Local media have reported that UT student Alexander Broughton, 20, was brought to UT Medical Center around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday and had a blood alcohol level of 0.4, five times the legal driving level. Authorities went to the Pi Kappa Alpha house following this and found three other men passed out with the same conditions.
Investigators found that the men passed out because they were giving themselves enemas with rubber tubing and inserting alcohol into their systems, media reports said. Police said this speeds up the process of alcohol entering the blood stream because it bypasses filtering by the liver.
Karen Ann Simsen, director of Media and Internal Relations for UT, released a statement that said the suspension of Pi Kappa Alpha will last for 30 days, or until a decision is made regarding the permanent status of the chapter.
The statement went on to say that according to a latter released on Tuesday from the Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity office, this means the fraternity cannot operate during this time and that the suspension is a result of alleged violations to fraternity and university policies.
The UT Police Department is heading the investigation of this incident.
Editor: Jennifer Brake