Former U of A student files notice of claim after hazing; fraternity placed under interim suspension

The University of Arizona has placed a fraternity under interim suspension for violating hazing policies after a former student claimed he suffered a chemical eye burn and blood infection.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that the student initially filed a notice of claim against the school in August before amending the claim in October detailing a pattern of physical and emotional abuse by the Theta Chi fraternity chapter.

The former student said hot sauce was flung in his eye and he was forced to do pushups on a floor covered in broken glass.

The newspaper is not naming the student because he has been threatened.

The national fraternity chapter says hazing is contrary to its mission and is investigating claims.

A university spokesman declined to comment.