Following an investigation into an alleged hazing incident by members of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity at West Virginia University that occurred in October, the organization—which had already been placed on temporary suspension by the University and the national organization—has been permanently suspended from campus, said Director of Student Organization Services Ron Justice.
Justice said the WVU suspension is for an indefinite period of time, and officials worked in consultation with the Phi Gamma Delta National Office, Phi Gamma Delta Housing Board Members and the Phi Gamma Delta Alumni Advisory Board in defining the appropriate sanctions for the incident. The official charter suspension is expected in January when the national organization meets.
Chapter members living in the Belmar Avenue residence have been given notice by the Phi Gamma Delta alumni board that they have until the end of the semester to find other housing. WVU officials will assist them in those efforts.
It is important to note that WVU holds education sessions with fraternities and sororities each semester on the dangers of hazing. This chapter had completed the required session.
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