Fraternity on probation for hazing at UMaine


ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine has placed a fraternity on probation for an incident a week ago in which a student spent eight hours lost in the woods.

Robert Dana, dean of students, says Sigma Chi will be on probation through May 31, 2011.

Eleven public safety agencies and dozens of volunteers were involved in the search for 19-year-old Joshua Gilmore, who turned up missing while searching for a white cross in the woods. The university says there was no cross. Gilmore was suffering from hypothermia when he emerged from the woods.

Sigma Chi President Zachary Hunt says the university definition of hazing is too broad. No alcohol or drugs were used before the incident.