Two Greek organizations at a California state college are beneath investigation over bullying allegations after a 3rd was suspended following a bullying investigation, college officers mentioned.
Chico State’s Phi Delta Theta fraternity and Lambda Sigma Gamma sorority are beneath investigation for alleged bullying violations, a faculty president confirmed to ABC Information on Friday.
“As these investigations stay open and lively, the college is unable to offer additional particulars presently,” mentioned spokesman Andrew Staples.
The news comes after the college introduced earlier this week that its Delta Chi fraternity is ceasing operations after a victimized investigation.
The Delta Chi Fraternity nationwide workplace mentioned it grew to become conscious of “harassment and alcohol violations” on March 27. Days later, it revoked the bylaws of the varsity’s chapter after an investigation by the Chico State Workplace of Pupil Conduct, Rights and Obligations that “confirmed allegations of bullying,” the varsity mentioned.
“Delta Chi’s nationwide group insists that bullying, alcohol abuse and threats to the well being and security of people don’t have any place within the fraternity,” mentioned Karl Grindel, govt director and CEO of the Delta Chi fraternity in a press release.
The chapter can not apply for reinstatement for no less than 5 years, the varsity mentioned.
The alleged bullying included alcohol and “directing new members to interact in involuntary bodily exercise and train,” Staples mentioned.
Chico State has a zero tolerance coverage in the direction of bullying.
Greek college life was briefly suspended in 2012 following the alcohol-related loss of life of Mason Sumnicht, of Redding, California, ABC affiliate KRCR reported on the time.
In 2005, Chico State faculty pupil Matthew Carrington died of water poisoning in a bullying incident.