Clearing out the files: Random stuff from the past two months

With the arrival of Spring Break, I have the time to clear out my files and post links to several articles of interest. In some ways, I am simply using this post as a way to aggregate stories for future reference. Twelve stories, starting in January, and continuing to last week.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon at Louisiana State has been suspended until 2015. “Hazing was the cited reason for the closure.” Earlier this month the University released documents with details about the closing.

Alpha Phi Alpha at Dartmouth has been placed on probation for three semesters following a hazing investigation.

Delta Sigma Theta at Ohio State has been suspended until Fall 2016.

The Winthrop University chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha has been suspended pending a hazing investigation.

The University of Massachusetts has revoked recognition of Delta Upsilon. The National organization had revoked recognition early last year.

The University of Dayton suspended Sigma Chi for at least two years after investigating an incident at a rural Ohio convenience store in November. The chapter had been on interim suspension since the incident happened.

The Inter-Greek Council Judicial Board at Columbia University voted to rescind the charter of Zeta Beta Tau following a hazing incident. The chapter is appealing that decision.

Florida A&M has suspended the Delta Sigma Theta chapter on campus for hazing. Nine students have been suspended from the University for their involvement.

Southern Methodist University has seen four members of Sigma Phi Epsilon charged with criminal assault against a member of another fraternity, and hazing charges reported against Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Chi Delta Theta sorority at Cal Poly is being investigated over hazing allegations.

Sigma Phi Epsilon at Southern California has been suspended for a minimum of five years. This is “in response to the surfacing of allegations of sexual misconduct made against the house in November.”

Delta Gamma at Lehigh University has been suspended by the National organization. It is reported to be “the first DG chapter nationally to have its charter suspended for reasons other than low membership and financial trouble.”

North Texas placed a ban on all fraternity/sorority events with alcohol following the fall of a student from the balcony at the Delta Sigma Phi chapter house in early February. The student was a member of Sigma Nu, and visiting a friend. Later in the month, the Delta Sigma Phi chapter was suspended for violating the ban on events with alcohol after four members were seen carrying alcohol into the chapter house.

Kappa Sigma at Duke drew widespread attention for hosting an Asian themed “Racist Rager” in early February. Protests were held on campus. The chapter was suspended by the national fraternity, pending the investigation. Duke University suspended the chapter a week later, but not fo rthe party, but for “other issues that are being investigated.”

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