Dartmouth suspends Greek organizations following student death

According to student reports, Won Jang attended a joint event with the a fraternity and a sorority before his death—which some allege involved hazing.

The College has suspended Beta Alpha Omega fraternity and Alpha Phi sorority following the death of Won Jang ’26, College spokesperson Jana Barnello wrote in an email statement to The Dartmouth. According to past reporting by The Dartmouth, Jang, a member of Beta, attended a joint social event with the two Greek organizations on Saturday evening. Authorities recovered Jang’s body from the Connecticut River on July 7.

Jang’s death prompted a police investigation into potential hazing, according to past reporting by The Dartmouth. In an interview with WMUR, Hanover Police Chief Charlie Dennis said the Department received an anonymous email alleging that hazing may have been involved. Barnello wrote that the College is “working closely” with Hanover Police as the Department leads the investigation into Jang’s death.

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