TCNJ frat suspended as college investigates rule violations
The College of New Jersey in Ewing has placed Sigma Pi fraternity on interim suspension for unspecified college rule violations that allegedly took place in September.
The fraternity's Theta Delta chapter of Sigma Pi will be on an indefinite suspension as the college investigates the incidents, which were believed to be in violation of the university's rules governing fraternities and sororities.
According to an article on TCNJ's college newspaper, The Signal, Ewing Police have denied any involvement in the investigation.
The Signal reports that the college has not released any specific information in the allegations that resulted in the interim suspension.
“We are taking this seriously and took the step (in September) of placing the fraternity on interim suspension, pending the outcome of the investigation,” College spokesman Dave Muha told The Signal.
NJ.com has reported that according to the university's policy, an interim suspension "can only be placed on a sorority or fraternity in the event of 'exceptional circumstances to ensure the health, safety or welfare' of students or university property."
In it's description of the organization, Sigma Pi Theta Delta's Facebook page states that the fraternity "strives to build a brotherhood that raises the standards of morality and develops character in undergraduate males. Sigma Pi's ideals are to maintain an aristocracy of learning, diffuse culture, encourage chivalry, promote the spirit of civic righteousness, and quicken the national conscience."
As part of the suspension, the fraternity will not be able to participate or conduct any social events, including rush parties, or recruitment events.
The fraternity has not yet responded to a request for comment on the suspension or the ongoing investigation.