Suspended Fiji Chapter at the University Of Arizona Makes Return To Campus

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The Phi Gamma Delta fraternity — commonly reffered to as FIJI — will reportedly return to the University of Arizona campus four years ago. FIJI was shut down in 2014 for violating multiple university policies such as hazing and serving alcohol to minors.

The University of Arizona Phi Gamma Delta chapter was removed from the school’s campus in August 2014 for multiple code of conduct violations that resulted in the death of 19-year-old Michael Evan Anderson in April of 2014.

According to reports, Anderson fell off the roof of at a University of Arizona after attending a FIJI fraternity party. A toxicology report revealed that Anderson had a blood-alcohol level that was twice the legal limit.

via KTAR:

While authorities couldn’t determine if the fraternity direct played a role in the death of Anderson, they found that it had hosted 20 events from December 2013 to April 2014 where alcohol was served to minors. The university kicked the FIJI chapter off campus for violating drug, alcohol and hazing policies.

In the decision, Phi Delta Gamma was kicked out until April 2019. However, the fraternity was allowed to begin reestablishing itself last year because every member who was in the organization during the 2014 incident had graduated or were no longer enrolled.

The fraternity announced plans to “recolonize” the organization last fall and, in February, it released an update which said that it had recruited 18 new members in the spring. The fraternity has as many as 75 members.

In response to incidents like these, fraternities such Phi Kappa Psi have made numerous changes to their code of conduct in an effort to address the issues that have arisen. In addition, schools such as Texas State have introduced new Greek Life rules to try and prevent these problems.

These reports come amidst similar allegations that have been made against fraternities nationwide, including Sigma Alpha Epsilon at East Carolina University, who were shut down for hazing and the Lamda Chi Alpha chapter at the University of Arkansas which has been accused of taking sexually explicit photographs of women without their permission.

In response to incidents like these, fraternities such Phi Kappa Psi have made numerous changes to their code of conduct in an effort to address the issues that have arisen. In addition, schools such as Texas State have introduced new Greek Life rules to try and prevent these problems.

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