The Phi Sigma Phi fraternity has been permanently removed from the Central Michigan University campus.
According to reports, Phi Sigma Phi was originally temporarily suspended on August 21 for violating the university’s Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities involving the alcohol policy, violations by Registered Student Organizations and violation of university regulations.
This is the fourth CMU Greek organization that has been suspended or removed in the last year.
The university released the following statement about Phi Sigma Phi’s removal:
“Today’s action officially removes Phi Sigma Phi from CMU forever. The decision reflects multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, hazing, dangerous behaviors and this spring’s death of one of its members following a fraternity social event.”
The removal of Phi Sigma Phi at Central Michigan University is the latest major fraternity or sorority lawsuit, investigation, suspension or closure 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 in the wake of hazing and alcohol deaths.
These reports come amidst similar allegations that have been made against fraternities nationwide, including Sigma Alpha Epsilon at East Carolina University, who was shut down for hazing and the Lambda 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, West Virginia University, and Penn State University have introduced new Greek Life rules to try and prevent these problems.