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February 19, 2012

Purdue places 2 fraternities on probation

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University officials announced Tuesday (Feb. 19) that two fraternities have been placed on probation for alcohol-related offenses.

Kappa Sigma fraternity will be on probation until Sept. 20, and Theta Chi fraternity is on probation until Dec. 14, said Jeff Stefancic, associate dean of students. The sanctions stem from an October off-campus Kappa Sigma event and an on-campus unregistered Theta Chi event the same month in which the fraternities were found to have made alcohol available to minors.

"The university and Interfraternity Council policies are very clear, and there are consequences when we find they are violated," Stefancic said. "These fraternities will be given a chance to overcome these events, and we will work with them in moving forward in a positive direction."

In order to return to good standing, the fraternities are restricted from serving alcohol at any functions during periods of the probations. Members must complete alcohol education programs and other university-assigned educational sanctions.

Writer: Jim Bush, 765-494-2077, jsbush@purdue.edu

Source: Jeff Stefancic, 765-494-1250, jpstefan@purdue.edu