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Update: 11:48 a.m.

Four members of the Florida State chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity are now facing misdemeanor hazing charges for their role in a number of fraternity rituals that included berating pledges and forcing them to drink large amounts of alcohol.

The investigation into the fraternity began back in October, when Robyn Brock, the director of Greek life at FSU, received a complaint from a woman who said she was concerned about a student who was rushing Sigma Chi, according to court documents.

The student was forced to drink vodka and spend so much time at the fraternity house that he could not find time to study, the woman said.

The FSU police department took up the investigation and interviewed 65 witnesses and suspects in the case, according to the arrest report. That investigation led to the arrests of Michael Salem, 21, Charles Kalb, 19, Alex Lavene, 21, and Tyler Linabury, 21.

That investigation cited instances of hazing at parties, tailgates and fraternity meetings for the arrests. The four fraternity brothers' unwillingness to intervene in some of the happenings led to their arrests.

"The defendant's unwillingness to intervene in the high risk behavior during this pledge process jeopardized the health and safety of the pledges of the Sigma Chi Fraternity," the arrest reported read.

According to the arrest report, on Tuesday nights, Sigma Chi pledges were lined up and told to hold the person's shoulder in front of them. Sometimes the line was made to run, making it difficult to hold on and blindfolds were sometimes used. When a pledge would let go of a shoulder, Sigma Chi members would yell at them. Pledges would also be quizzed about the organization, and if a pledge got an answer wrong, the brothers would yell and curse at them. One pledge became so upset during one of these sessions that he left and dropped out of the pledge process, according to court documents.

Pledges were also pressured to drink alcohol, according to police, particularly on "Big Brother Night," when many pledges were given bottles of liquor and sent out to separate parties that included strippers. Many of the pledges had bottles of liquor taped to their hands and were encouraged to finish the bottle. Others were encouraged to race to get the alcohol down, according to court documents. A handful vomited as a result while others urinated on themselves, the police report said.

Original Story: 10:24 a.m.

Four members of the Florida State chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity are now facing misdemeanor hazing charges for their role in a number of fraternity rituals that include berating pledges and forcing them to drink alcohol.

Robyn Brock, the director of Greek life at FSU, received a complaint in October from a woman who said she was concerned about a student who was rushing Sigma Chi, according to court documents.

The FSU police department took up the investigation and interviewed 65 witnesses and suspects in the case, according to the arrest report.

Now, Michael Salem, 21, Charles Kalb, 19, Alex Lavene, 21, and Tyler Linabury, 21, all face a charge of hazing.

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