Five fraternities the University of Nevada have lost their university recognition because they did not agree to the school’s new rules.
According to reports, Alpha Tau Omega, Kappa Alpha Order, Kappa Sigma, Theta Chi and Zeta Psi have lost their charters because they did not sign a 2018 UNR Relationship Agreement.
The agreement that required that fraternities hire a live-in adviser and submit a report of every incident at the end of each semester to university officials.
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that all of the school’s 33 fraternities and sororities had until January 22 to sign the agreement. The five fraternities that refused to sign have been removed from UNR’s website and now operate as disaffiliated organizations.
via Reno Gazette-Journal:
In 2016 and 2017, seven fraternities were found in violation of university policies. All seven involved alcohol, and two fraternities were suspended. Others faced sanctions that included not being allowed to accept new members, additional education requirements and disciplinary probation.
Sigma Nu Fraternity lost recognition for 15 years following the death of pledge Ryan Abele in October 2016. Abele, 18, fell on a staircase at the fraternity house after a night of partying, according to a police investigation.
Sigma Alpha Epision lost recognition until May 31, 2021 for alcohol use and endangering the health and safety of others.
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.