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University of Arizona removes fraternity for conduct violations

Posted at 3:37 PM, May 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-09 20:09:53-04

The University of Arizona has removed recognition of the Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity chapter following multiple violations including hazing.

According to the UA Dean of Students Office, an investigation found that the hazing included an assault on a pledge member, endangerment and providing alcohol to minors.

The UA Police Department has arrested the student in connection with the assault.

The chapter was already under interim loss of recognition since March 31, which prohibited all club activity pending the outcome of this investigation.

The University of Arizona has no tolerance for behavior that hurts students or puts them at risk, said Kendal Washington White, UA dean of students. The serious nature of the assault allegation warranted the University's decisive action.

The chapter has until May 25 to appeal the University's decision.

The national office will be able to propose a plan in the fall of 2021 to reinstate the fraternity as long as no current members are affiliated with the new chapter.

A copy of the letter issued to the fraternity is available on the Dean of Students website.