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    UA Fraternity Takes a Hit

    UA Greek Life experienced another setback Wednesday for the usual violations: hazing, endangerment and providing alcohol to minors.

    The UA withdrew recognition of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity for

    “multiple violations of the Arizona Board of Regents Student Code of Conduct,” according to an UANews press release. This marks the sixth fraternity to close at UA in three years.

    The UA Dean of Students Office conducted an investigation to determine if the fraternity presented a clear and present danger to the members of the university community after reports of several incidents at the fraternity house, which was on probation for misconduct.

    A Jan. 22 incident resulted in one student being taken to the hospital for extreme intoxication.

    A Jan. 31 incident resulted in at least two members passing out and several members vomiting. The Arizona Daily Star reported the fraternity locked its new members in a room with vodka and vomit buckets and gave then 15 minutes to drink.

    The final straw was a Feb. 9 complaint to the UA’s anti-hazing hotline, which led the Dean of Students Office to conduct its investigation.

    Delta Sigma Phi consisted of more than 100 members. The national office, based in Indiana, said it closed the chapter due to “multiple and egregious violations of university and national fraternity policies.”

    The former UA chapter has 20 days to appeal the university’s decision. In May 2018, the national office will be allowed to propose a plan to reinstate the fraternity as long as no current members are associated with the new chapter.

    The UA currently has 17 active fraternity chapters. 9 of which are currently under sanctions for judicial issues and 3 other chapters are under active investigation. 


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