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WVU Fraternities Exceed Occupancy Limits

West Virginia University

Morgantown fire marshals say party rooms at two suspended West Virginia University fraternities exceeded occupancy limits by more than double.

The university's Office of Student Activities suspended Kappa Alpha and Pi Kappa Alpha for the violations.

Fire marshal Ken Tennant tells The Dominion Post that the limit for the Kappa Alpha house's party room is 70 people. During regular checks this past weekend, fire marshals counted 176 people in the room.

Tennant says 158 people were in Pi Kappa Alpha's party room. The limit is 75 people.

A report by fire marshal Lt. Keith Summers says the Kappa Alpha count didn't reflect all of the room's occupants. The report says there was a delay caused by other fraternity members attempting to prevent fire marshals from observing the crowd's size.

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