SUNY Plattsburgh Withdraws AXP Recognition

By Lesley Engle

Published 12/13 2013 09:01AM

Updated 12/13 2013 08:47PM

Officials at SUNY Plattsburgh say they have officially withdrawn recognition of the Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity. This following the arrests of three students earlier in the week, all accused of beating a fellow student.

Following campus judicial proceedings on Thursday, school officials say they found the fraternity responsible for two violations of the campus code of conduct: disorderly conduct and a failure to comply with sanctions stemming from an earlier incident.

All activities at the fraternity have been suspended as of Nov. 26, while Plattsburgh City Police conducted an investigation. Now permission for the group to function and all campus privileges have been completely revoked, school officials said in a statement.

"Our fraternities are meant to be groups that build student potential through friendship, leadership, scholarship and service," said Dean of Students Stephen Matthews. "This group has violated those standards, and that hurts everyone."

Campus investigations are still underway. Pending their results, charges may be brought against individuals.

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