Alpha Gamma Rho has been suspended by Western Kentucky University for a party that led police to the chapter house where a goat was found in a closet.

The goat had been intended for use in a hazing ritual, according to the Bowling Green Police Department.

A letter has been sent to the national chapter of the fraternity and all activities will be suspended during Western's investigation, said Bob Skipper, university spokesman. The suspension means the fraternity cannot have any official events such as meetings or parties.

When contacted at their house Thursday, members of Alpha Gamma Rho said they had no comment.

When police officers arrived at the fraternity house at 1436 Chestnut St. at 2:25 a.m. Thursday for the party complaint, the goat was found in a small basement storage room where it had no food or water, according to the BGPD report.

Police were told the goat was in the house because pledges were going to have sex with it, according to a city police report.

The male goat was taken to the Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society for an examination Thursday afternoon by veterinarian Consuela Reinhart.

&#8220At the bottom of the rectum there was a small abrasion,” she said.

There was not an extensive amount of bruising, Reinhart said. Other than the abrasion, the goat is in good shape.

Tests showed there was nothing unusual in the animal's stool that would have caused the injury, she said.

Reinhart also said it was unlikely the goat had vomited. Police said the goat was in a confined area where there was vomit.

&#8220Goats can't really vomit. Usually when you find a goat that vomited you find a dead goat,” she said.

&#8220The goat had been penetrated by something; by what we don't know,” said Roxie Ross, animal control officer for BGPD.

The goat was slightly thin and malnourished, Reinhart said.

&#8220I hope we're able to find a good home for him where they'll spoil him severely. He deserves it,” said Lorri Hare, human society director.

The goat is very apprehensive around people, she said.

The only charge thus far is a citation for second-degree cruelty to animals against Trenton Dakota Jackson, 19, of Henderson, a freshman at Western.

&#8220The university takes hazing very seriously,” Skipper said.

The last three hazing incidents all resulted in suspensions for the fraternity involved. In 2002, Sigma Alpha Epsilon received a six-month suspension for physical hazing, Kappa Alpha Psi received a two-year suspension in 2001 for physical hazing and Kappa Sigma was given a four-year suspension for mental and physical hazing.

Western will not release the results of any disciplinary actions against individual students for privacy reasons, Skipper said. Actions taken against the fraternity will be made public.

&#8220We want to be as out front with this as we can be,” he said.

The student code of conduct at Western forbids any sort of hazing activities.

The Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity nationally does not condone hazing or a pledging process, according to its Web site. The majority of the fraternity members are involved in agriculture.

There were underage people drinking alcohol in the fraternity house when law enforcement arrived, said Barry Pruitt, crime analyst for the BGPD. The incident remains under investigation. It's unknown at this time why no underage drinking citations were issued at the party, he said.

There are three chapters of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity in Kentucky, with chapters at Murray State and the University of Kentucky.

Rape allegation

The university continues to investigate an alleged rape at another Western fraternity, Sigma Nu fraternity house, on Feb. 5, Skipper said. No action has been taken against the fraternity.

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anonymous

This is true for most sororities yes, but when it comes to frats, I have a few friends in frats and it really aggravates me when I bring some of my friends with me (who happen to be female) to a Frat party that my friend in the frat invited me, and the guy at the door lets my female friends in but i can't enter because I am not in the fraternity...the whole structure furthers the idea that some people are just better that others....eat on that one for a while!

anonymous

My son, who is a graduate of WKU, called me from Atlanta this morning and told me that the goat incident with the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity is all over the media, and that it was the main discussion topic on a major talk show aired in Atlanta today. It only goes to reinforce the negative image many people have in this country about the state of Kentucky. All of us who have worked so hard to create a very positive perception of Western Kentucky University are outraged at this primitive behavior and strongly encourage the university administration to permanently ban the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity from our campus.

anonymous


I know it cute for some to make hay out of this, but this is very serious on some many different levels, not the least of which beastiality, but the fact that just when we think Greek life has become mature and responsible for the most part, we are taught lessons like this to demonstrate that that is not the case. A permanent ban is a step, but I'd have all of those involved participate in a documentary to help teach others that this is not normal or accepted behavior. Perhaps having them wear poster board listing their offenses on University Boulevard would be another step, but may not be practical for their own safety. I am too concerned that women continue to be victimized in fraternity events but because it is not out of the norm, it is accepted behavior. The crude and irreverent postings by some on here along with the actions by AGR is indicative of the society we live in.

anonymous

Can we get rid of all Greek organizations on camupus now, please?
Whether they are raping people or animals, they need to go. Not have an expensive Greek Village built for them.

anonymous

I work with an AGR, and I have to say that I am disgusted by this incident. Not only did he think it was "no big deal" when he came in to work this morning, but one of his buddies came by at lunch time, and they were actually laughing about it. His friend still attends WKU, and one of the professers was joking about it during class this morning. Animal cruelty is just hilarious. I hope this fraternity gets SHUT DOWN. We need to send the message that this is not O.K. in our community... it is our responsibility to speak for those who can not speak for themselves!

anonymous

it has been castrated. that's why u didn't see any family jewels.

anonymous

WKU needs to eliminate this bunch of illbred, teenaged sick-o's from campus. They should all be charged with cruelty to animals, and if there is a law against beastiality on the books, throw that at them, too. They should be made to wear a sandwich sign saying what they did and parade around downtown every day for a month! These guys are worthless pieces of #@%*.

anonymous

This is the most ridiculous thing i have ever heard. All of you people that make a comment on here about beasiality dont recognize that just LAST WEEK a woman was RAPED at the Sigma Nu house on Westerns Campus and there has been no hell raised about that! It was a freakin goat! SO WHAT!! No one in their right mind would have sexual anything with a goat. I'm sure it was used as a silly prank..that evidentally went wrong. And all of you are saying that its okay to RAPE a woman in a Sigmas Nu frat house but not to have a goat in an Alpha Gamma Rho frat house? This is crazy!

anonymous

They should be expelled. This is the kind of sickening behavior that makes me ashamed I attend WKU. Shame on AGR and shame on Ransdell for not coming down harder on this "academic-social organization".

anonymous

The REALLY disgusting thing is that the goat was a MALE! This is a "double whammy".

anonymous

WKU PARENT is right! Beastiality is a SIN!!! It is absolutely in the bible! READ IT you IDIOTS! Stop making excuses for these disgusting individuals. It's not like they are tiny kids, spilling milk! This is a serious situation. Think of how badly this has hurt our GOD! Punish these men (ALL OF THEM)! Stop this crime, and BAN their FRAT! Also, as an alumni member, I will agree with the comment from SLR...I WILL STOP SENDING MONIES TO WKU "UNTIL" they stop this nonsense! Punish this Frat. Ban it! ALSO...EXPEL these STUDENTS, without ANY possibility to return to WKU! This is an EMBARRASSMENT for not only WKU, but for Bowling Green and Kentucky altogether!

anonymous

put a cowboy hat on the goat and sit him around a campfire and most of you would go on about what a beautiful love story it was

anonymous

I wish I could quit ewe!

anonymous

I went to school in Nashville and we threatened the same act to our pledges in my frat. Of course...we never actually brought a goat to the party!!!It's supposed to scare the pledges, nothing more. They deserved to be punished. Beastiality is disgusting.

anonymous

As a WKU grad, the funds I was donating each year to the University will now be given to the Warren Co Humane Shelter until I am satisfied with WKU's response to this issue. Hit em in the wallet to hurt them.

anonymous

So did the goat get into the frat? surely after some hazing like that they let him join right?

anonymous

I was wondering what the opening bid was for the goat. Because I'm pretty sure there is going to be a long list of people opting for the goat, especially one kaniving enough to break up a frat. I knew a lot of things came between AGR and its actives but I had no idea that goats were involved.

anonymous

I wonder if AGR could make some money if they made a goats gone wild video

anonymous

Man, how cool would this be if it was a COPS episode.

anonymous

What irony, in an agriculture fraternity and being cruel to farm animals...I still say throw the book at these boys and charge them and put them in jail and make them pay..

anonymous

there are so many sick stories about ignorant and vile people on this campus, this is up there with the worst. anyone involved deserves to be locked up, tortured, and face public humiliation for the rest of their lives. i have never hear of an animal being treated with such cruelty.

anonymous

I agree with David. There is nothing funny about Anal Goat Raping. Please stop with the lame comments folks.

anonymous

I feel that the entire membership of this organization should be expelled from Western. The University needs to make a statement about its intolerence for such acts, and remove these vile influences from campus. A lesson in responsibility and basic human decentcy needs to be taught here.

David

I was hoping people would not make lame comments regarding the story, needless of how distribing it is...but I guees they haven't grown up yet...

anonymous

Let's see alleged rape at Sigma Nu house and no action is taken...yet. A goat gets locked in a closet and is found to have small abrasion and everybody is in an uproar and the AGR's are suspended.
Does anyone else not see that there's a problem here. Since when is goat rape a worse crime than human rape?????

anonymous

i am tired of everything that happens at campus being hidden from the general public. this is occurring in our community and for those of us who may send our children to this university we need to know how the university handles these situations. these young men need to be punished severely and the fraternity needs to be made an example of.

anonymous

Remain calm folks...we don't know for sure that it was a weiner that penetrated the goat's rectum. It could have been a popsicle stick or the remote control. Heck, the young man may have just used his tongue. Please don't jump to conclusions and assume that these boys are sick. Wait until you get all the facts about what type of device was used to fornicate with the goat--then make your judgement.

anonymous

i am quite offended at what you people have written concerning my species. Please folks, it's rough being goaty!!

anonymous

i was just wanting the agr frat. to know that i was going to breed my english bulldog and was needing to know where and when the next party is because i think they can help me out and save me some money, this guys are so stupid and must want to be like so bad that they would do this to get into a frat. hell u can go to a farm at no cost if u need sex that bad.

anonymous

Concerned, are you nuts that would be too tempting, like making a child molester work at an elementry school.

anonymous

"A man must never defile himself by having sexual intercourse with an animal, and a woman must never present herself to a male animal in order to have intercourse with it; this is a terrible perversion.
~Leviticus 18:23~
(New Living Translation)

Need I say more???

Concerned

I think this fraternity should be punished and all of the members should have to serve many hours of community service at the humane society. Helping to clean and bathe all of the animals.

I can't imagine anyone treating an animal like this. They need to be locked up under the same circumstances.

How Pathitic....

anonymous

Oh my God, I'm so embarrassed for the brothers of AGR. Not only did they have sex with a goat...but the poor goat quote-"only had a small abrasion, and there was not an extensive amount of bruising." ha-ha-ha

anonymous

I think the ladies making the bunnie slippers should come out with a line of Goat Slippers. They seem to be quite popular in this area! Maybe the AGR's could incorporate them into their rush wardrobe. Don't you love them rednecks!

anonymous

Seriously guys this goat thing is getting old... I say move on to bigger and better things and try a sheep.

anonymous

What do you guys think of next Fall's Rush T-shirt--"Goat...it's what's for dessert."

anonymous

Your opinion doesn't matter, you must be another greek at western.

anonymous

AGR
Anal Goat Rapists

anonymous

And you kiddies wander why infections are spread so easily to one another...no telling where some people, and their privates, have been now-a-days. Something that the WKU college population should think over carefully.

Concerned

I hope that the charter is pulled indefinitely. in my opinion, they have had this coming for a long time.

anonymous

A Goat? What the hell is wrong with people..they need to ban that fraternity from WKU and Bowling Green just for the sick twisted thought of doing that to a goat?! What a bunch of morans!

anonymous

what on earth does that comment have to do with this article? But thanks for sharing, we don't all feel that way.

anonymous

Hey now, we're talking about goat sex, not buying friends!

anonymous

I hate the fact that because I was Greek people say I bought my friends. Paying dues to a Greek organization is no different than paying dues to any other campus organization or club. Did those people buy their friends too? Also, I am getting married next year (4 years after I graduate college) and the girls in my wedding are my sorority sisters. If I had paid for them we wouldnt still be friends.

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