Eastern Pa. university dissolves fraternity for alcohol violations

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 16, 2017 12:18 PM

(Bethlehem) -- Lehigh University says it has dissolved a fraternity for more than two years after two students were hospitalized for excessive drinking following a champagne party.

The university's committee on discipline has dissolved Sigma Chi from Nov. 14 to May 31, 2020.

A university Greek community blog says no fraternity member called for help during the party Oct. 12 at a house on the school's Bethlehem campus. The fraternity was already facing a deferred dissolution at the time for three other alcohol-related violations.

To avoid disruptions midsemester, the university says undergraduates will not be relocated immediately. The house will become a traditional residence facility.

The fraternity's chapter president tells he won't appeal the decision.

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