International News Digest
Effective June 6, 2012, the Grand Council of Sigma Pi Fraternity, International revoked the charter of the Beta-Sigma Chapter at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Ill.
Beta-Sigma was closed for violations of both Fraternity, University and FIPG risk management policies. These violations included hosting an unregistered social event, use of common alcohol sources and hospitalization of a guest for alcohol poisoning. Additionally the university found the chapter was responsible for hazing practices. These violations resulted in a four year loss of recognition from the university.
“Sigma Pi places a high value on our chapter standards with the expectation that each chapter will conform for the benefit of their members and the International organization,” said Interim Executive Director Brian C. Alley.
Sigma Pi Fraternity has resolved to hold its chapters accountable for compliance with all Grand Chapter and University policies, FIPG guidelines, new member education policies, minimum standards on chapter membership, and adherence to the governing laws of the Fraternity.