Chi Psi fraternity house as pictured on Jan. 29, 2015. The fraternity has been placed on disciplinary deferred dissolution. (Sydney O'Tapi/B&W Photo)

Chi Psi fraternity placed on temporary suspension


Lehigh’s chapter of Chi Psi fraternity has been temporarily suspended due to alleged university policy violations, according to a post on the Lehigh Greeks blog. The suspension bans any kind of chapter activities, either on or off campus, to take place.

The alleged violations are a result of three separate incidents, according to the post. Allegations include trespassing and assault motivated by retaliation; engaging in harassment and discrimination; and endangering the health and safety of students.

Brian Githens, member of Chi Psi, was charged earlier this month with a felony count of burglary, simple assault and criminal mischief after allegedly breaking into an off-campus house and assaulting its residents. Githens told police he entered the home seeking retribution for an assault on his fraternity president which took place on Nov. 5, according to court records.

“The Office of Student Conduct and Community Expectations will begin an investigation and this interim suspension will remain in effect until the formal resolution of these allegations is concluded,” according to the blog. “Failure to comply with the terms of interim suspension will result in additional charges.”

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