It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the University of Connecticut. The school has been fairly quiet this summer after having one hell of a year, in which it removed SAE and KKG from campus for hazing and gave Derek, the dickhead RA, to the world.
Well, UConn’s back, and this time, three more Greek organizations got the boot. The university officially removed Sigma Chi, Delta Gamma, and Delta Zeta from campus after an investigation into hazing allegations and violations of the student code of conduct.
From NBC Connecticut:
The state university notified fraternity Sigma Chi and sororities Delta Gamma and Delta Zeta on Monday that “they will lose their chapter registrations, recognition and on-campus housing at UConn as a result of hazing and other behaviors” that violated UConn’s Student Code, according to spokesperson Stephanie Reitz.
An investigation that concluded in June found the fraternity and sororities responsible for three student code violations during a Feb. 28 incident, including “hazing, behavior that endangers others and themselves,” providing alcohol to minors and/or “visibly intoxicated” people and pressuring peers to drink, according to a release from the university.
We first reported on an incident involving Delta Zeta and members, presumably pledges of an unnamed fraternity, in April. At the time, the allegations were of sorority members forcing the fraternity members to eat dog treats and take body shots off of each other. It is not known if this particular incident was cited as a reason for the sorority’s expulsion from campus.
Sigma Chi received the worst of the punishments with a three year ban from all activities.
The sanctions are effective immediately, lasting three years for Sigma Chi, two years for Delta Zeta and one year for Delta Gamma, pending appeals. Housing bans will start on Jan. 1, 2015 and will last until Aug. 15, 2018 for Sigma Chi and Aug. 15, 2017 for Delta Zeta and Delta Gamma.
If you’re keeping track at home, UConn has now removed five Greek organizations from campus within the past six months.
[via NBC Connecticut]
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