UMaine investigates fraternity initiation prank


ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine is investigating whether a fraternity initiation prank that ended with a student lost in the woods violated university rules.

Authorities say 19-year-old Joshua Gilmore of Levant was exhibiting signs of hypothermia when he walked out of the woods Saturday afternoon. The Down East Emergency Medicine Institute says Gilmore’s body temperature had dropped to 93 to 94 degrees, and he was disoriented.

Gilmore and other Sigma Chi fraternity pledges were sent into the woods Saturday night dressed in jackets and ties to search for an item.

Robert Dana, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, tells the Bangor Daily News that Gilmore is back on campus and “doing well.”


Information from: Bangor Daily News,