Hazing allegations lead WVU to suspend fraternity

MORGANTOWN, WV — On February 7, West Virginia University’s Delta Chi fraternity was suspended after an incident of hazing in violation of the student code of conduct was reported.

The provisional suspension bars Delta Chi from “all recruiting activities, as well as participating in, hosting, or attending social events, among other restrictions.”

“I join the University administration, along with many others at the Center for Fraternal Values ​​and Leadership, who are working to ensure that we operate according to established rules for the safety of all of our chapters and their members, in our deep disappointment,” said Matthew Richardson, director of the Center and chair of the WVU Hazing Prevention Task Force.

The allegations took the form of letters sent by the Office of Student Conduct to the President and Section Counselor outlining the specific allegations.

During the investigation and review process, Delta Chi will remain suspended. Allegations may also be reviewed for possible criminal charges outside of the University’s Code of Conduct.

For resources on hazing, visit safety.wvu.edu or check out hazing prevention efforts at WVU at greeklife.wvu.edu. Reports can be made anonymously.

The status of WVU fraternity and sorority chapters can be found here.

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