Theta Chi At UW-Madison Suspended For Underage Drinking

The Theta Chi fraternity chapter at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been suspended until October 2018 due to a series of student conduct violations.

According to reports, the student-led Committee on Student Organizations found the chapter violated the code of conduct in November 2017 multiple times.

On November 4, 2017, three underage females drank alcohol at a party thrown by Theta Chi. One woman, a high school student, was taken to the hospital for detoxification treatment. Furthermore, the hospital found Rohypnol in her system. On November 18, university police responded to party thrown by the fraternity at the chapter house. Reportedly, members of the fraternity did not listen to authorities about containing the size of the party. Additionally, an underage female was served alcohol.

Finally, on November 20, an unidentified student reported to the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office that a member of Theta Chi sent a text message to a woman asking her to write the Greek letters for “Theta Chi” and “rush” on her breasts. Following the one-year suspension, the fraternity will be placed on probation with alcohol restrictions until November 25, 2018. Theta Chi will then be on general probation until November 18, 2019.

According to the Journal-Sentinel, Theta Chi will not be permitted to admit a fall pledge class or hold events and activities. Furthermore, chapter members also will be required to complete workshops on healthy and respectful relationships and sexual consent.

This is the latest fraternity suspension in the last year, as schools such as Indiana University, the University of Michigan, Ohio State University, Texas State, Florida State, Ball State, Louisiana State and Penn State have all suspended fraternities.

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