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'Keg Stand' Video With Puppy Prompts Hofstra To Suspend Frat

Hofstra University is in Hempstead.
Hofstra University is in Hempstead. Photo Credit: Hofstra University

A Hofstra University frat hazed the wrong dog, and has been suspended after a video went viral of members forcing a puppy to drink from a beer keg.

The Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity at Hofstra has been suspended after a member was shown holding a puppy upside down and forcing it to do a keg stand. Observers could be seen squirting beer into the puppy’s mouth while others laugh and watch without intervening.

In the video, the puppy can be seen struggling slightly as the foam is shot into its mouth while someone shouts “let’s go!” The incident happened on Saturday, May 11, police said. The puppy belonged to a college student and member of the frat, which was suspended the following day when the video came to light.

The incident has been compared to hazing by investigators, according to reports.

“Alpha Epsilon Pi International has placed our Hofstra U chapter on ‘cease and desist’ due to suspected violations of our health and safety policies,” the frat’s HQ posted on social media. "We hope this can be a teaching moment to help build better young men who are committed to our mission and values.”

“The behavior seen on the video is unacceptable and in violation of the University’s Code of Community Standards,” Hofstra officials said in a statement. “The University has been in communication with Alpha Epsilon Pi International headquarters, as well as with chapter members regarding this off-campus incident. In accordance with University policy, the chapter has been placed on interim suspension pending an investigation.”

In a statement, AEPi International spokesman Jon Pierce said, “we hope that we are able to use this as a teaching moment to help build better young men who are committed to our policies and our mission of developing the future leaders of the world’s Jewish communities.”

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