Phi Sig investigated after man’s ear bitten in fight

Two fraternities face punishment following a rowdy weekend

Phi Sigma Kappa was placed on interim restriction by the University of Massachusetts Amherst following a rambunctious party that took place on Friday.

At around 2am, 18-year-old Diovanni Aquino was caught in a fight that resulted in someone biting his ear off, according to Amherst Wire. Amherst police responded to the incident, and as hundreds left the frat party on North Pleasant Street, Aquino was taken to the Cooley Dickinson Hospital where he stayed until 7am after receiving six stitches on his ear.

“The pain — it was unbearable,” Aquino told Amherst Wire. “When they asked me to rate my pain on a scale of one to 10, I said 13.”

Aquino plans on pressing charges.

Phi Sig wasn't the only fraternity that faced ramifications this week —Theta Chi was placed on interim suspension. The University is investigating any potential violations of the Student Code of Conduct.

Phi Sig is not allowed to hold any more activities at their residence as the investigation is still underway. Theta Chi denied to speak on their suspension.

This story is still developing.

UMass Amherst