Sigma Chi fraternity suspended for violations stemming from recent party

Sigma Chi fraternity suspended for violations stemming from recent party
Sigma Chi fraternity

Sigma Chi on the University of Wisconsin campus was suspended Monday for “recurring risk management violations, the latest stemming from a party on Jan. 18,” according to a release.

The Committee on Student Organizations received a report on Feb. 4 alleging possible acts of misconduct by members of Sigma Chi, according to the release. The report alleges than on Jan. 18, an unmonitored event where hard alcohol was served was held at Sigma Chi chapter house, resulting in an underage student being sent to detox. Other potential violations may also have occurred.

At the time of the incident, Sigma Chi was prohibited from hosting events at its chapter facility because of previous CSO decisions, officials said. The committee held a hearing on March 13 to judge the allegations.

“Based on the information present in the report, as well as information gathered during the investigation, Sigma Chi is alleged to have violated the following items from the Registered Student Organizations Code of Conduct,” the release said. The committee found Sigma Chi in violation of three codes of conduct.

“The committee primarily considered the organization’s role in passively allowing this event with widespread underage drinking,” committee chair Elise Wirkus said in the decision.

The fraternity will be suspended through May 8, and it will be under probation with alcohol restriction through Dec. 31.