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Emory fraternity members accused of disrespecting wounded veterans

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Emory fraternity members accused of disrespecting wounded veterans

Main Quad on Emory University's primary Druid Hills Campus. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons
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Main Quad on Emory University's primary Druid Hills Campus, including the Michael C. Carlos Museum on the right. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons

Main Quad on Emory University’s primary Druid Hills Campus, including the Michael C. Carlos Museum on the right. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons

One of Emory’s fraternities is making national headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Wounded veterans visiting Panama City Beach, Fla. last weekend for the Warrior Beach Retreat accused members of Zeta Beta Tau of throwing beer at them, spitting on them and urinating on the American Flag, according to TV station WJHG. Members of Zeta Beta Tau’s University of Florida chapter were also accused of participating in the event. To read that story, click here.

Atlanta’s 11 Alive reports that the fraternity’s activities at both chapters have been suspended until the universities complete their investigations. Three members of the University of Florida chapter have been expelled, according to 11 Alive. To read that story, click here.

Emory’s fraternity houses have made headlines in recent months for several high profile incidents. A Jewish fraternity targeted by vandals who left antisemitic graffiti on their frat house was later accused of racist taunting during a flag football game. In October, a woman reported that she was raped at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house, prompting the university to temporarily suspend all social activities at fraternity houses.

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