Follow-up: Delta Delta Delta interim suspension

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By Ajay Major

Last Thursday, the Concordiensis reported that Delta Delta Delta had been suspended pending investigation of the events on Oct. 7. The information came from an email sent by Director of Greek Life Timothy Dunn to Greek leaders.[pullquote]“I hope the entire campus community will respect the integrity of the sisters and keep comments to themselves while the investigation is still ongoing.” Kelsey Mulvihill ‘12President of thePanhellenic Council[/pullquote]Director of Campus Safety Christopher Hayen confirmed that four students were transported to Ellis Hospital from the Raymond/Potter House area between 10:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 and 1:17 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. Hayen reported that all four transports were due to “alcohol referrals” by Campus Safety officers on scene.

The Concordiensis obtained information regarding the events of Oct. 7 under the Clery Act, which requires all colleges that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses.

“[The campus community] has a right to know,” said Hayen in a phone interview. “Presenting the facts and statistics under Clery is one of our biggest priorities.”

Campus Safety is still investigating the nature of the alcohol-related transports from Oct. 7. According to Dunn, Campus Safety will present the results of their investigation to the Greek judicial board, which will make a recommendation to the Dean of about the appropriate response.

“I hope the entire campus community will respect the integrity of the sisters and keep comments to themselves while the investigation is still ongoing,” said Kelsey Mulvihill ‘12, president of the Panhellenic Council and a Delta Delta Delta sister.

Although Dunn has not seen how the charges against the sorority will fall out, he noted that the Greek point system has a protocol for policy infractions.

“If you have offenses and you hit ten points,” said Dunn, “then the board doesn’t issue a recommendation, and you go before the three other deans and they make a recommendation about whether the chapter remains in existence.”

However, Dunn assured students that the outcome of the investigation will not affect the other fraternities and sororities on campus. “It’s a myth. Title IX requires us to have equal offerings, but closing one sorority or fraternity doesn’t have any implications for the others,” he said.

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life will release a statement to the campus after a decision is made. “We will let the disciplinary process run its course,” said Dunn.

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