UMass Amherst fraternity indicted for hazing, procuring alcohol for a minor

Nearly a year after a student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst suffered alcohol poisoning, a campus fraternity has been indicted on hazing and alcohol charges, officials said.

The Theta Mu chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity was charged by a Hampshire grand jury this week with two counts of procuring alcohol for a minor, and two counts of hazing, the Northwestern district attorney’s office confirmed Saturday.

The charges stem from an incident that took place during the fall of 2017, which led to a student being hospitalized for alcohol poisoning, said Mary Carey, a spokeswoman for the DA’s office.