Cornell announced tonight that three fraternities have been placed on suspension following “credible allegations” of hazing. According to a university press release, Chi Psi is now on suspended status for “serious hazing,” and both Sigma Nu and Delta Phi (known as Llenroc) are on interim suspension for “serious physical hazing.” The release reads:
- As of Feb. 28 the Chi Psi fraternity has been placed on suspended status by the national headquarters of the fraternity, as a result of credible allegations of serious hazing. All chapter activities must be approved by the national organization and Cornell’s Office of Fraternities, Sororities and Independent Living before they can proceed.
- As of Feb. 28 the Sigma Nu fraternity has been placed by Cornell and the national headquarters of the fraternity on interim suspension status, as a result of credible allegations of serious physical hazing.
- As of March 1 the Delta Phi (Llenroc) fraternity also has been placed by Cornell on interim suspension status, as a result of credible allegations of serious physical hazing.
The Cornell administration seems to be taking the “glass is half full” approach to the suspensions, stressing how lucky they are to have students who turned in these fraternities. Always look on the bright side guys.
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