Lehigh's chapter of Theta Chi fraternity was required to cease all recruitment activities after alleged intoxicated, rude and disruptive behavior at a Flyers game. The chapter is prohibited from contacting any potential new members. (Elissa Miolene/B&W Staff)

Theta Chi fraternity’s suspension lifted


Update: As of March 30, Theta Chi fraternity’s suspension has been lifted, according to the Lehigh Greeks blog. The fraternity is required to initiate members April 1 and reschedule all educational sessions it missed for a later point in the semester.

Update: As of March 24, Theta Chi fraternity has been placed on temporary suspension, according to an update on the Lehigh Greeks blog.

The suspension was placed on Theta Chi while the fraternity is being investigated after multiple anonymous hazing reports. New member education activities have been prohibited until the suspension is lifted. Also, new members cannot attend any events on or off campus with other members of Theta Chi, according to the blog.

Theta Chi was given a disciplinary warning for violating the Lehigh Code of Conduct in an incident Feb. 17, according to the Lehigh Greeks blog.

The blog listed Theta Chi to have been charged with irresponsible distribution of alcohol, in accordance to the rules in the social policy.

“Any occasion where the atmosphere or circumstances are such that the intended or likely outcome is to either abuse alcohol or become intoxicated,” the blog said. “Examples of irresponsible distribution of alcohol include but are not limited to kegs, funnels, shot parties, hotel parties, Beirut games, pong ball, scorpion bowls, chugging contests or other organized drinking games.”

The blog said the chapter has taken responsibility for the charge. It also states the chapter could receive harsher consequences if it were to violate the Lehigh Code of Conduct again.

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