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Fraternity suspended as LSU investigates alleged incident last week

1 year 1 month 2 weeks ago Monday, August 27 2018 Aug 27, 2018 August 27, 2018 7:41 PM August 27, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - An LSU fraternity has been suspended as the university investigates behavior that potentially violated its code of conduct, a university spokesperson confirmed Monday night.

LSU spokesperson Ernie Ballard said initial information does not show an indication of hazing; however, a thorough investigation is taking place. 

The letter, sent to the president of the Delta Chi fraternity Monday, said the group was placed under interim suspension as the school investigates an alleged incident that occurred during the week of Aug. 19. Click here to read the full letter. 

Under the suspension, new and initiated members will not be allowed to have contact outside of approved meetings, nor will members be allowed to participate in Greek activities unless approved by the university.

Delta Chi was already on probation, having received a "letter of reprimand" from LSU Greek Life in Aug. 2017. According to the LSU Greek Life "scorecard," there was a hazing incident involving Delta Chi on March 28, 2017. That probation period would have expired at the end of August.

The suspension comes nearly a year after the Phi Delta fraternity was shut down on campus following the death of Max Gruver, a freshman pledge who died after an alleged night of hazing.

Just three months ago, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed anti-hazing legislation, including the Max Gruver Act, meant to curb hazing or increase penalties. 

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