FSU investigating fraternity

The Omega Psi Phi Chi Theta Chapter at Florida State University is under investigation for hazing allegations.

The hazing allegedly took place in 2015 to at least one student of the fraternity but the incident was reported this year, according to local CBS affiliate TV station WCTV.

FSU’s Dennis Schnittker, director of university news and news communications, confirmed there is an ongoing investigation with the fraternity. He said that the university does not condone any hazing of any kind.

"Florida State University does not tolerate hazing in any form and anytime we receive any kind of report allegedly hazing we immediately launch an investigation. And we look into it and if we find evidence or determine there has been hazing occurring we take appropriate action according to the student conduct code, " Schnittker said.

Scnittker added in general hazing cases a criminal investigation is also launched.

Major Jim Russell, deputy chief of police at FSU, confirmed there has been an open investigation of the Omegas for about a week.

Officers say they cannot release any information because it is still open.

It was reported earlier this month during a Florida A&M University Board of Trustees conference call that there are two hazing investigations taking place at FAMU. Bryan Smith, FAMU’s hazing czar, did not identify the student organizations being investigated.