A University of South Carolina fraternity chapter has been suspended by its national organization — the sixth Greek organization to be sanctioned at the Columbia school since October.
USC spokesman Wes Hickman has confirmed the Sigma Chi national office temporarily suspended its campus chapter. “We fully support this move and will continue to work with the national organization going forward,” he said in an emailed statement. “We continue to investigate the nature of this incident that led to this temporary suspension.”
He did not say what led to Sigma Chi’s suspension, but hinted through his statement that an “incident” had occurred.
While the school itself did not discipline the fraternity, The State newspaper reports 11 Greek organizations have been cited for violations since 2011. Six chapters have shut down, suspended or cited for violations in the current school year.
A seventh organization reached an agreement with USC earlier this month. The agreement allows the Kappa Sigma chapter to reestablish a colony on campus after a two-year suspension.