Frats suspended for brewing, partying

Chico State hands down two- and three-year suspensions to two Greek chapters

Two Chico State fraternities— Sigma Chi and Pi Kappa Alpha—were served long-term suspensions on May 6 for breeching university policy.

Sigma Chi was suspended for two years after university officials learned a fraternity officer was making beer in the chapter house, according to a Chico State press release. Sigma Chi was on probation for hosting a party at an annex house in August 2012. Pi Kappa Alpha was suspended for hosting a party at three private houses in downtown Chico on April 13. All Greek functions were prohibited this spring, and Pi Kappa Alpha was explicitly warned by Student Life and Leadership not to host the party.

Chico State President Paul Zingg temporarily suspended all Greek activity on Nov. 15 in response to reports of alcohol violations, hazing and assaults. Zingg issued rules for reinstatement in February, and prior to the May 6 suspension all but two Greek organizations—Kappa Sigma and Phi Beta Sigma—were in good standing with the university.