U of Arizona Suspends Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity
The organization allegedly violated the student code of conduct, including serving alcohol to minors and hazing.
TUCSON, Ariz. – The University of Arizona has suspended the Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) fraternity chapter on its campus for violating the student code of conduct.
University officials claim the organization violated multiple rules, including hosting unregistered events where alcohol was given to minors, as well as hazing new members, Arizona Daily Star reports.
The school started an investigation against the group after a student died after falling from a cooling tower on the roof of a campus dormitory. The student was a FIJI member, who had attended a function at the fraternity house the night he died.
During the investigation, the university discovered that Phi Gamma Delta, which was already on probation when the incident occurred, hosted several unregistered events where alcohol was served to minors, including one in December, six in January, seven in February, four in March and two in April.
As for the hazing allegations, the university says the fraternity physically assaulted new members, forcing them to clean up the FIJI house, throwing food at them, denying them food in the fraternity house, making them perform acts of servitude and forcing them to exercise.
Additionally, campus police reported that fraternity members smoked marijuana in the house. The chapter president also told members to lie to authorities about alcohol being consumed at the house and hide activities from the school and the fraternity’s national organization.
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