Purdue places 2 fraternities, 2 sororities on probation

February 23, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University officials announced Thursday (Feb. 23) that two fraternities and two sororities have been placed on probation for alcohol-related violations.

The Sigma Chi and Phi Gamma Delta fraternities, along with the Pi Beta Phi and Delta Zeta sororities, were placed on probation until May, said Martia Brawner King, interim associate dean of students. The sanctions stem from a co-sponsored event in which all four organizations were involved and were found to have made alcohol available to minors.

"We want it to be clear that the university and Interfraternity Council will investigate and hold organizations accountable when these matters come to our attention," Brawner King said. "We will work with those sanctioned and follow up with a review to make sure they're in compliance before lifting the probations."

In order to return to good standing, the fraternities and sororities cannot serve alcohol at any functions until March 30. Members must complete alcohol education programs and petition the university to have the penalty removed.
Writer: Jim Bush, 765-494-2077, jsbush@purdue.edu

Source: Martia Brawner King, 765-494-1231, mbrawner@purdue.edu