Fraternity closes troubled University of Missouri chapter


COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – A University of Missouri fraternity with a troubled
history is closing its door for now but could reopen with new members as early as 2022.

The Columbia Missourian reports the Executive Committee of Sigma Chi
International Fraternity announced Thursday the chapter on the Columbia
campus has been suspended. The organization’s international president, Steven Schuyler, wrote in a letter that, “The severity of the offenses that the chapter has committed are simply too grievous to allow the culture that exists within the group to perpetuate.” Current members will be barred from fraternity activities until 2024.

The chapter had been suspended by the university for four years in October
2002 in response to hazing violations. More recently, it got into trouble for providing alcohol to minors.

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