CMU drops fraternity

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MOUNT PLEASANT — Central Michigan University has kicked a fraternity out of school.

The move comes after many allegations of sexual misconduct and hazing and the death of a member.

CMU VP Steven Johnson said the allegations against Phi Sigma Phi show a "significant threat to the safety" of students.

He said the university has been frustrated by witnesses who have been uncooperative or unwilling to discuss certain matters.

Johnson said Phi Sigma Phi is "officially removed from CMU forever."

The fraternity's national president said CMU is turning its back on students and alumni. Travis Steinke said the university wouldn't participate in a fair investigation.

A 21-year-old student from suburban Detroit was found dead at the bottom of a staircase in April. Johnson said the house was being used by Phi Sigma Phi for a party.

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