BU fraternities violate code of conduct

By Kelly McCarthy

BU fraternities violate code of conduct

May 10, 2013 Updated May 10, 2013 at 4:28 PM EST

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Six Binghamton University fraternities were found in violation of the student code of conduct during the spring 2013 semester.

Two of those fraternities, Zeta Beta Tau and Alpha Chi Rho, have been suspended for five years.

Delta Chi Fraternity was placed on disciplinary warning, the lowest violation, until the end of the year.

Pi Lambda Phi and Nu Alpha Phi have been put on probation, and Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity is suspended for one year.

The suspended fraternities can no longer hold meetings or host events.

"Most importantly they can't recruit new members to their organization," said Dean of Students April Thompson. "So there will be a period of time in the history of Binghamton that there won't be members for certain classes, which is very sad for our students but it is an opportunity for them to regroup."

Violations by the Fraternities included disorderly conduct, providing alcohol to underage students, violating New York state law and hazing.

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