Thursday, December 6, 2012
Accused of hazing, the Kennesaw Chapter of Delta Chi International Fraternity cannot resume activities until 2013.
Members of the Kennesaw Chapter of Delta Chi International Fraternity in September allegedly blindfolded pledges, applied duct tape to them and forced them to consume alcohol for several hours at a time, according to new documents Kennesaw State University released today. The documents, which were obtained through an Open Records Request, also revealed that members allegedly intimidated a student they thought reported the hazing to school officials and encouraged him to change his story. The student was so scared, he told school officials that he feared for his safety and "wanted to ensure that there were working security cameras in the parking lot where (redacted) parks in the event something would to occur." In a Sept. 13 letter to the …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Facing allegations of hazing, Delta Chi Fraternity is suspended until fall 2014 and cannot recruit new members until the spring 2015 semester.
Editor's note: Jerome Ratchford, Kennesaw State University's vice president for student success, released this statement this afternoon. For background on the hazing allegations against the Kennesaw Chapter of Delta Chi Fraternity, read Kennesaw State Suspends Fraternity for 2½ Years. Kennesaw State University is responsible for the safety and well-being of all its students. To ensure that the student life experience is safe, educational and enjoyable, the University monitors student activities and programs recognizing and rewarding appropriate behaviors and sanctioning individuals and organizations that violate rules and policies. On October 1, 2012, University officials suspended the chapter of Delta Chi fraternity for two years after …
Kennesaw State University has suspended one of its fraternities for two and a half years after a student in September reported incidents of alleged hazing.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Delta Chi, which has been accused of hazing, has appealed the school's decision.
Kennesaw State University has suspended one of its fraternities for two and a half years after a student in September reported incidents of alleged hazing. According to a story in the KSU Sentinel, the university's newspaper, the alleged incidents of "servitude, alcohol consumption and sleep deprivation" involved the 37-member Kennesaw Chapter of Delta Chi International Fraternity, which has appealed the suspension. All of the allegations, if true, are violations of the school's anti-hazing policy. University officials could not be reached for comment today, but a leader at Delta Chi's Iowa City headquarters said the fraternity and the school are conducting separate investigations to determine what actually happened on Sept. 7 and where it…