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Sigma Chi fraternity at University of Kansas in Lawrence

Sigma Chi fraternity suspended indefinitely from University of Kansas campus

July 22, 2022
The national organization took the action against the local chapter because of hazing offenses and lying.

 A fraternity chapter at the University of Kansas has been removed from the Lawrence campus because of hazing offenses and lying to the national organization.

The University Daily Kansan reports that the Sigma Chi fraternity has no timetable for returning to the campus.

In an online Sigma Pi chat, program director Drew Buenning told fraternity members, “Let this be a reminder that hazing and lying have serious repercussions."

In an email sent to alumni of Sigma Chi’s University of Kansas chapter, Timothy Sanderson, the fraternity's international president, said: "We want to be certain that our next effort to establish a Sigma Chi presence at the university will create an environment that supports the character development of every man who ultimately joins the Fraternity. Therefore, we will periodically evaluate the university environment and the state of its Greek-letter community to determine the earliest possibility for a return to campus.”

Andy Hyland, a university spokesperson, said that the national organization made the decision to remove the chapter after allegations arose in January.

Sigma Chi is the third fraternity to be kicked off the university's campus in 2022. Phi Gamma Delta and Phi Delta Theta were removed from campus because of a culture of hazing. 

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