Some Greek life students will be unable to live in their chapter houses this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Several have scrambled to sign off-campus leases. (Margaret Burnett/B&W photo)

UPDATE: Kappa Alpha Theta suspension lifted, sorority placed on disciplinary probation


The interim suspension placed on Kappa Alpha Theta sorority on Feb. 13 for “a number of allegations including endangering the health and safety of other students, providing alcohol to minors, and failure to follow the chapter’s approved new member education plan,” has been lifted with the exception of social events, according to the Lehigh Greeks blog.

Although an investigation into the accusations remain ongoing, chapter members are now allowed to conduct limited chapter operations.

The sorority, however, has been placed on disciplinary probation from Feb. 19, 2015 through May 31, 2015, according to the Lehigh Greeks blog and confirmed by Ashley Baudouin, the assistant director of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs.

Disciplinary probation is the continuation of a chapter under the condition that any other violations of the code of conduct made by the organization might cause dissolution or termination of the organization on campus.

The charge the chapter took responsibility for is “respect for self “(A1 – unauthorized consumption, distribution or possession). In this case, it was unauthorized consumption, distribution and possession of alcohol.

The chapter is required to work in conjunction with the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs to come up with reflection questions and answer them as a chapter, as well as work with their national office to develop an action plan to address weaknesses in chapter management. Both must be completed by March 27, 2015.


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