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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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Anthony Colucci

Anthony Colucci is Onward State’s news editor, a preferred walk-on honors student, and a junior majoring in psychology and public relations. Despite being from the make-believe land of Central Jersey, he was never a Rutgers fan. If you ever want to know how good Saquon Barkley's ball security is, ask Anthony what happened when he tried to force a fumble at the Mifflin Streak. If you want to hear the story or are bored and want to share prequel memes, follow @_anthonycolucci on Twitter or email him at [email protected] All other requests and complaints should be directed to Onward State media contact Steve Connelly.

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