06/21/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Fraternities In Texas, Florida Shut Down For Hazing

Two fraternity chapters have been effectively shuttered for hazing violations.

At Prairie View A&M in Texas, Phi Beta Sigma was disbanded following the October death of Donnie Wade Jr.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Wade, 20, died during an "intense physical training session":

The [Wade] family's wrongful death lawsuit alleges that Wade was deprived of fluids while undergoing the intense exercise session that included running bleachers, holding his legs 6 inches off the ground, and doing pushups and jumping jacks.

The alleged systemic hazing had included forcing pledges to live on a strict bread-and-water diet.

Wade's autopsy revealed that he died from acute exertional rhabdomyolysis, a rare condition caused by aggressive physical activity. The fraternity allegedly tried to cover up details relating to the student's death.

This is the second fraternity closing in a matter of weeks. The Associated Press reports that the University of Central Florida's chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi was shut down earlier this month resulting from a phone call to the university from the mother of a recruit last fall. The woman claimed that her son had been "severely beaten with canes" by fraternity members.

Has anything like this happened at your school?

Subscribe to the Lifestyle email.
Life hacks and juicy stories to get you through the week.