Lambda Chi Alpha Suspends Operations at University of Nevada
The University of Nevada, Reno sent us this statement concerning Lambda Chi Alpha:
The University of Nevada, Reno and the Lambda Chi Alpha national organization have come to the decision to suspend operations of the local chapter of the fraternity. The University is committed to the intellectual and personal growth of its students as scholars and citizens and the promotion of a learning environment where these goals can be achieved safely and fairly. Greek organizations share in this responsibility as well. The chapter had previously been placed on probation by their alumni board for behavior that violated the University and the fraternity's expectations and code of conduct for members. The suspension and loss of chapter recognition is for a period of five years.
An unrelated matter involving the Nevada chapter of Pi Beta Phi sorority was prompted by two anonymous calls recently placed to a national anti-hazing hotline alleging hazing at the local chapter. The concerns were not reported directly to the University. The national organization of Pi Beta Phi notified the University. The national organization and the University are collaborating on our respective, continuing investigations. Last week, the national organization notified the University that it was suspending activities of the local Pi Beta Phi chapter until mid-February while the investigation continues. The University supports the actions of the national organization and continues to collaborate with the national organization on this matter.
It is important to keep in mind that fraternities and sororities offer a positive contribution to the student experience: they provide a sense of community which contributes to retention. They can support academic, civic and leadership development of their members, and they connect students to a valuable network of alumni and professionals. There are currently 23 fraternities and sororities recognized by the University of Nevada, Reno. Another three have applied for recognition. Greek organizations at the University enjoyed their largest recruitment ever this fall semester. More information about Greek Life at the University is available here: http://www.unr.edu/greek-life.
From the University of Nevada, Reno