Florida sorority suspended for hazing

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The University of Florida has suspended
a sorority for hazing violations.

Florida records show the university's 18-member chapter of Sigma
Lambda Gamma made pledges follow 37 rules that included
restrictions against using elevators or cutting through grass on

One pledge became sick after performing required physical
activities such as push-ups and running.

The university's Greek Judicial Board in February recommended a
yearlong suspension followed by a year of probation.

But Sigma Lambda Gamma's national organization pulled the chapter's charter for five years, meaning the sorority is suspended from Florida
until at least 2014.

Former chapter president Danielle Pechac says the longer punishment wasn't fair.

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