Chico State frat cuts ties with school
Days after Chico State University’s two-year suspension of the Sigma Chi fraternity over allegations of brewing beer in its Chico annex, the Greek organization’s national headquarters announced it will continue to operate independently of the university.
Sigma Chi officials announced via press release Monday (May 13) that they agree with the university’s attempts to curb bad behavior related to drinking, but “feel that the administration’s stance of requiring perfection in every case is unjust, unrealistic and does not lead to true learning opportunities for its student body.”
Sigma Chi was on probation prior to the May 6 suspension for allegedly hosting a party in August 2012. The fraternity plans to continue recruiting and operating as normal, but will not be allowed to participate in Chico State-sanctioned events.