Hazing allegations lead to BU fraternity suspension

By Michelle Costanza

Hazing allegations lead to BU fraternity suspension

April 11, 2013 Updated Apr 11, 2013 at 11:28 PM EDT

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Hazing allegations have placed a fraternity under indefinite suspension at Binghamton University.

Earlier this school year, a phone call was received from a concerned parent of a new member at the Delta Chi fraternity.

The report of potential hazing activities led to an investigation, which proved allegations to be correct, the university said.

As that investigation was happening, another report was filed, suggesting that the activities in question were still ongoing, said BU Spokesperson Ryan Yarosh in a statement Thursday.

The International Delta Chi Fraternity and BU's Office of Student Conduct took action Thursday to indefinitely suspend the Binghamton chapter of Delta Chi.

"This kind of behavior will not be tolerated and Binghamton University wholeheartedly agrees with and supports Delta Chi International’s decision. The University and its Office of Greek Life will continue to work with the Delta Chi International Headquarters as we continue our investigation and take our own actions regarding this fraternity and its leadership," Yarosh said.

After several hazing complaints were received during the 2011-2012 school year, the university suspended all sorority and fraternity activities last spring.

Student leaders began the current year with a vow to improve the reputation of Greek Life on the Vestal campus.

Pending further investigation, Delta Chi's operations and activities have been ordered to stop. This includes all social events, rituals, recruitment and contact between active and associate members.