Sigma Nu Fraternity suspends charter for IU Bloomington chapter for hazing, alcohol violations

IU Bloomington (photo courtesy IU Communications)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WTHR) - An IU - Bloomington fraternity has been suspended by its national office for hazing and alcohol violations.

Sigma Nu Fraternity's national leadership confirmed Wednesday they suspended the Beta Eta Chapter's charter. They were ordered to immediately cease all activities.

A statement from the university said "this decision was made by the Fraternity's board of directors in consultation with, and with the support of, Indiana University and Beta Eta alumni leaders."

"The university supports the national Fraternity’s swift and strong action and is in full agreement with this decision,” said Lori Reesor, Vice Provost for Student Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington. "Despite the significant efforts of Indiana University staff, Beta Eta alumni leaders, and Fraternity staff in recent semesters, the Beta Eta Chapter failed to implement agreed-upon procedures and plans to ensure compliance with rules and policies during social activities and new member education activities. The health and safety of our students remain a top priority and we will not tolerate actions by any group or individual affiliated with the university that put our students at risk."

Officials confirm to WTHR's Anne Marie Tiernon members living in the fraternity's house will have to move out. That will affect roughly 60 of their current 130 members.