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Fraternity Cuts Ties With Baruch College Chapter Following Hazing Death

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The Pi Delta Psi Fraternity has cut ties with its Baruch College chapter after a freshman from Queens died during a hazing ritual.

In a statement, the fraternity's national umbrella said the decision comes as a result of the "unsanctioned and prohibited events," that led to the death of 19-year-old Baruch freshman Michael Deng.

Deng died on December 9, a day after police say was a brutal hazing ritual involving other fraternity members that was apparently part Deng's pledging process.

The fraternity's president, Andy Meng, said in a statement: "Baruch Colony has violated the values and rules of our organization, including our strict no hazing policy. As such, they shall no longer be recognized as having any association with Pi Delta Psi. Additionally, we will also revoke the individual memberships of any member found involved in this incident."

Prosecutors say they expect to bring charges related to Deng's death, but will first complete their investigation.

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