Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Conduct Update: Theta Xi

Effective immediately all activities of the Theta Xi Fraternity at Lehigh University have been temporarily suspended.  This action is being taken because of alleged University policy violations by the chapter and its members during the new member education process.  Allegations include: endangering the health and safety of other students and failure to follow the chapter’s approved new member education plan.

This interim suspension mandates that no chapter activities of any kind may occur, either on Lehigh's campus or off-campus for Theta Xi.  This specifically includes but is not limited to new member activities.  

Also, upon the issuance of this letter, you are to have no further contact with any new members of the Eta Chapter until further notice. This also means that you are not permitted to contact Eta Chapter new members in any way (personally, electronic, through third parties, etc.) until further notice.  This includes Eta Chapter new members being present at the chapter facility and/or any off-campus facilities where chapter members live.

If this order is violated, individuals and/or the chapter will be immediately charged with further violations of the University Code of Conduct and disciplinary action will be taken.   This "no contact" order does not imply any judgment regarding the factual nature of the incident.

The Office of Student Conduct & Community Expectations will begin an investigation and this interim suspension will remain in effect until the formal resolution of these allegations is concluded.   Failure to comply with the terms of interim suspension will result additional charges.

Additionally, the Lehigh University Code of Conduct requires that students and student organizations not only know and adhere to the Code of Conduct, but cooperate with the University when investigating violations.