TROY, Ala. (WSFA) - A fraternity at Troy University has been placed on suspension.
According to a statement from the university, Troy’s chapter of Sigma Chi was suspended on Monday following reports of alleged hazing. The Dean of Student Services and the Office of Student Involvement are investigating the reports.
“Sigma Chi has been suspended here on the Troy campus pending the outcome of a hazing investigation. There was an allegation made against some individual members of the fraternity. The students services administration is going through that - going through the student judicial process and this investigation,” said Troy University Relations Coordinator Clif Lusk.
Guidelines about the student judicial process are outlined in the Troy University handbook, The Oracle.
The statement adds that Troy University takes any reports of rule violations by campus organizations seriously and will not tolerate hazing.
“The university takes allegations of hazing very seriously, so this process is very deliberate, we’re going to get to the bottom of the issue and appropriate actions are going to be taken at the outcome," said Lusk. "The Greek system is a vital part of our campus. Sometimes actions of individuals don’t always meet the standards we set for the Greek organizations, so that’s part of the learning process of coming to [a] university, part of the maturation process and we look forward to a resolution to this quickly.”
For the Sigma Chi fraternity, Lusk says suspension means they won’t be allowed to have any activities on campus and can’t have any social activities either until the investigation has been completed.