published Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Official: UT suffers 'black eye' from alcohol enema reports


A CNN satellite truck sits parked outside of the Pi Kappa Alpha house on the University of Tennessee's campus Wednesday morning, Sept. 26, 2012. The CNN news team was in town to do a story on the alleged 'alcohol enema' incident that took place at the fraternity last weekend.
A CNN satellite truck sits parked outside of the Pi Kappa Alpha house on the University of Tennessee's campus Wednesday morning, Sept. 26, 2012. The CNN news team was in town to do a story on the alleged 'alcohol enema' incident that took place at the fraternity last weekend.
Photo by The Knoxville News Sentinel /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

KNOXVILLE — A University of Tennessee vice chancellor this morning said he was "shocked" by reports that a fraternity had engaged in administering an alcohol enema to a member and the administration has begun its probe of the allegations.

"We will be conducting our own investigation now that the reports are in," UT Vice Chancellor for Student Life W. Timothy Rogers said. "Those who were cited will certainly have their cases reviewed."

University officials called a news conference for Rogers to explain how the Sept. 22 report of "butt-chugging" at the Pi Kappa Alpha house on Fraternity Drive had given the institution "a black eye." The news conference was attended by local media outlets and a crew from CNN.

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