Arizona’s Delta Sigma Phi Booted From Campus Until 2018

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Less than 24 hours after LSU’s Acacia chapter was removed from campus for hazing, a chapter at the University of Arizona is finding themselves facing the same fate.

Arizona’s Delta Sigma Phi chapter was removed from campus on Thursday after an investigation surrounding a fraternity event that occurred on January 31. According to reports, the main allegation was an incident involving alcohol hazing that led to the incapacitation of several pledges.

From Arizona Daily Star:

At least two new members passed out, several vomited and one lost control of his bodily functions during the Jan. 31 incident that occurred while Delta Sigma Phi was under an alcohol ban and already on probation for previous misconduct.

The pledges reportedly referred to the three actives who are responsible for the incident as “sociopaths.” The chapter’s list of charges was slightly fluffed with fewer serious allegations, such as providing alcohol to minors, making pledges clean the house and, calling the actives “sir.”

The national organization had the following comment regarding the chapter’s dismissal from campus.

“Despite the chapter’s strengths, poor decision-making and repeated disregard for the fraternity’s policies on alcohol use and hazing ultimately prompted a strong response,” said a news release from the national headquarters.

“The fraternity cannot, and will not, tolerate blatant disregard toward our policies and standards,” it said.

With the removal of Delta Sigma Phi, six fraternities have now been kicked off of the University of Arizona’s campus since 2012.

The chapter may apply for reinstatement in May 2018 as long as all current members are gone.

[via Arizona Daily Star]

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