Thursday, August 31, 2017

Conduct Update: Delta Chi


Update 9/29: After reviewing the information related to incident, the Committee made the following finding(s) regarding the violation(s) for which you were charged:

1. Respect for Self A1 (Unauthorized Consumption, Distribution, or Possession) -- Not
Responsible
2. Respect for Community J1 (Encouraging Others) -- Not Responsible
3. Respect for Others (General) -- Not Responsible


The committee provided the following rationale for the decision:


Although the committee finds the group not responsible for all charges, they were troubled by the fact that the Delta Chi witnesses gave answers that differed from earlier statements in significant and suspicious ways. In regards to the alcohol charge, no evidence was presented in any way that the organization was furnishing alcohol to the student who was intoxicated. In regards to the other two charges, the panel really struggled with the decision on whether collective responsibility applied in this situation as well as whether the intoxicated student was clearly in need of medical attention. Ultimately the committee was unable to judge whether it was more likely than not that he needed medical attention. The committee was also unable to determine whether it was more likely than not that Delta Chi membership was a contributing factor to the events that transpired. 


As of the issuance of this letter (9/28/17), the suspension of Delta Chi Fraternity is lifted and the chapter can resume operations. The chapter should contact the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs immediately to discuss resuming operations.


Update 9/15: The University Committee on Discipline will meet to resolve the below charges at the following time, date and location:
 

HEARING:
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 4pm

The charges that will be adjudicated are:
CHARGES:
Respect for Self A1 (Unauthorized Consumption, Distribution, or Possession)
The unauthorized or illegal consumption, distribution, or possession of alcohol.
 

Respect for Community J1 (Encouraging Others)
Encouraging or facilitating others in actions that violate the Code of Conduct.
 

Respect for Others (General)
Lehigh University expects that all students will act in a civil manner that reflects maturity, social
responsibility, and respect towards others and the Lehigh Community.

INCIDENT DATE: August 30, 2017
INCIDENT SUMMARY:  BPD witnessed students carrying an unconscious student out of a house. When they saw the police they turned around. They entered the house and left the unconscious student alone in the living room, while they ran out of the back of the house. The intoxicated student was cited for providing false ID to law enforcement and underage drinking.


Update 9/12: The Office of Student Conduct has been made aware of an incident that occurred on August 30, 2017 in which your actions may have violated the Lehigh University Code of Conduct.

Alleged Violations
1. The unauthorized or illegal consumption, distribution, or possession of alcohol.
2. Encouraging or facilitating others in actions that violate the Code of Conduct.
3. Lehigh University expects that all students will act in a civil manner that reflects maturity, social
responsibility, and respect towards others and the Lehigh Community.


8/31: Delta Chi Fraternity is placed on temporary suspension pending the outcome of an investigation into concerning behavior related to alcohol and risk management procedures.
 

Effective immediately the Lehigh University Chapter of Delta Chi Fraternity is prohibited from
conducting all activities until this suspension is lifted. This suspension applies to all organized events as well as impromptu social gatherings of members and/or guests that could be construed in any way to be a fraternity-related event. 


This action is being taken in accordance with Article IV of the Lehigh University Code of Conduct. The Office of Student Conduct & Community Expectations will begin an investigation into this incident in the immediate future and this interim suspension will remain in place until lifted by the Dean of Students.


Questions regarding this suspension should be directed to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Expectations.