Theta Chi Suspended During Investigation Of ‘Serious Student Injury’
Theta Chi fraternity has been placed on an interim suspension while Student Affairs investigates a serious student injury and alleged alcohol misuse, the university announced Thursday.
According to the release, the frat’s national organization has been notified and is cooperating with the investigation, which could levy additional sanctions. As part of the suspension, the fraternity cannot recruit new members, participate in university-wide functions, or host social events.
The frat was one of only 13 chapters at Penn State not to have any organizational violations reported against it in last semester’s community scorecard.
Theta Chi is the 12th Greek organization to have had its recognition suspended or revoked since 2017 when sweeping reform was introduced in the wake of Tim Piazza’s death during bid acceptance at Beta Theta Pi.
“The university is determined to do all it can to encourage safety, success, and sustainability for the organizations comprising its fraternity and sorority system,” Vice President for Student Affairs Damon Sims said. “A key part of that encouragement is our intolerance for organizations that pursue activities that are anything but safe and which fail to follow our expectations for their behavior.”
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