AU’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Mu has been on probation since April 10.
The fraternity is undergoing investigations for hazing, according to Curtis Burrill, AU’s coordinator of fraternity and sorority life.
“Basically, we’ve just been temporarily suspended,” said Sigma Alpha Mu President John Mandalakas.
He said the allegations against the fraternity are not true, but the suspension will not be lifted until the allegations are proven false, which could take a lot of work and time.
Sigma Alpha Mu has cancelled all fraternity-related events because of their suspension, including the philanthropy event “Hookah and Hummus on the Quad” scheduled for April 20.
This is not the first time this AU chapter of Sigma Alpha Mu has experienced allegations. The fraternity lost its charter in 2003 “for administrative noncompliance and alcohol violations,” The Eagle previously reported.
However, Sigma Alpha Mu continued operating as an unofficial fraternity for seven years until they regained their charter in 2010, The Eagle previously reported.