Update: As of March 3, Delta Chi fraternity has been placed on disciplinary deferred dissolution through Aug. 1, 2017, according to the Lehigh Greeks blog.
DChi is placed on disciplinary probation effective Aug. 2, 2017, through May 15, 2018. According to the blog, the fraternity will also be alcohol free from March 3 through July 31.
The University Committee on Discipline imposed these sanctions because it believes the chapter has taken responsibility for its actions, yet still needs to address issues regarding current and future membership. The panel considered dissolving the chapter, but a “lack of any past disciplinary record, clear desire for improvement and cooperation regarding the investigation” led it to impose the current sanctions.
Update: As of Feb. 27, the suspension of Delta Chi fraternity has been lifted. They still are under restrictions pending the outcome of disciplinary hearings. The restrictions include a prohibition of alcohol inside the chapter house and hosting events (on or off campus) with alcohol.
On Feb. 22, the fraternity was charged with violating the code of conduct. According to the Lehigh Greeks blog, the allegations included the unauthorized consumption, distribution or possession of alcohol, irresponsible distribution of alcohol, having an unregistered party, encouraging others and failure to comply.
During the incident Feb. 2, alcohol was provided to at least two students under the age of 21. The failure to comply allegation directly relates to the members’ failure to seek medical assistance “as directed in the medical amnesty policy as it relates to student organizations.”
Delta Chi fraternity has been placed on temporary suspension effective Feb. 3, according to the Lehigh Greeks blog.
The suspension prohibits DChi from conducting any activities, scheduled or otherwise, that could be seen as a DChi event.
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs is conducting an investigation into “possible violations of the Code of Conduct, the Lehigh University Social Policy and other applicable policies that occurred in the chapter house during an unregistered social event.” The interim suspension will stay in place until lifted by the dean of students.