Boston University suspends sorority amid hazing accusations

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March 21, 2012, 12:53 pm
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(NECN) - A Boston University sorority is suspended indefinitely as the school investigates whether or not hazing took place.

The sorority involved is Sigma Delta Tau and the allegations involve extreme intoxication.
    
BU says a small group of girls were behind the alleged behavior, not the entire sorority.

Boston University officials are also investigating the allegations
    
The incident also allegedly involved an unrecognized fraternity at BU.

There may be sanctions against the individuals pending the outcome of investigation.
    
Below is an email that was sent out to all BU sororities by the Panhellenic Council President.

Date: Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 4:38 PM
Subject: A Message from the Panhellenic Council President
Hi Ladies,

I am e-mailing you to share some very serious news with all of you. Effective immediately, Sigma Delta Tau is no longer affiliated with Boston University and the BU Panhellenic Council. They have been suspended indefinitely from all BU activities pending an investigation into problems arising from risk management. This was not an action of the entire chapter, but of a select group of girls, and they by no mean reflect the overall character of Sigma Delta Tau and anyone that you may be friends within the chapter. While I know this is shocking and something our community has never had to deal with in the past, we are dealing with it now. The proper people are involved, both internally and externally, in these investigations and we will await the outcome of those investigations. I will say that all those involved are fine and healthy.

This is a serious issue and the Panhellenic Council is not treating this matter lightly, and neither should any of you. In addition, there should be no discussion, in public or private, about what may or may not have happened that night and what is happening now with the investigation. No ONE knows for sure what will happen and to create and/or spread rumors about what has happened or will happen is unacceptable panhellenic behavior. If your chapter was in this position, you would hope that everyone else would extend this same courtesy to you. In addition, no one will be speaking to media outlets of any kind in reference to that. We are doing this for both the safety of the investigation and for the safety of our Greek community. Please do not badger your friends in SDT for details on what has and has not happened. While it may be tempting it does no one good. No one knows what exactly happened except for those involved so please do not go searching for answers, that is the job of the University.

If you have any questions, please e-mail atbupanhelpresident@gmail.com and I will be happy to answer any lingering questions you may have.

Panhellenicly yours,

Marisa Feehan
Panhellenic Council President

Tags: Boston University, drinking, hazing , Sorority, sigma delta tau, panhellenic council, marisa feehan
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