The University of Vermont issued sanctions against two fraternity chapters for violation of university policies, according to a release from the school, this follows a review and decision by the University’s Center for Student Conduct.
Phi Gamma Delta was found responsible for violating the school’s hazing and alcohol policies in connection with incidents last September, according to UVM, where pledges were led in drinking games and drinking from a common bowl. The chapter was suspended for four years and is required to stop all activities, including but not limited to chapter meetings, recruitment, initiation activities, and social gatherings.
According to UVM, an appeal filed by the chapter was denied.
Alpha Gamma Rho was found responsible for providing alcohol to underage students at a party last October where tickets were sold to get in, according to a release from the University. The chapter is under immediate social probation for two years, including general probation for five years, membership review by national headquarters ahead of recruitment, creating a five-year organizational strategic plan, and hosting an educational program with a national speaker for the Fraternity and Sorority Life community.
Officials with the school say both chapters had been placed under interim suspension pending the outcome of the review process.