On February 26, 2014 a disciplinary conference was held for Gamma Phi Beta before Christopher J. Mulvihill, to adjudicate the charges below:
Respect for Community I1 (Posted Rules and Regulations)
Violating any Lehigh University policies, rules, or regulations, including but not limited to, residential living policies (General Provisions for Occupancy) and policies related to the use of the university
The incident these charges were related to is described below:
1) Respect for Community I1 (Posted Rules and Regulations) Violating any Lehigh University policies,
rules, or regulations, including but not limited to, residential living policies (General Provisions for
Occupancy) and policies related to the use of the university computer network.
Specific Rule: The Medical Amnesty Policy Part II C states, ” Student Organizations are required to seek
immediate medical assistance for their members or guests when any potential health risk is observed,
including medical emergencies related to the use of alcohol and/or drugs.
Specific: Members of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority failed to seek assistance for a new member who was highly intoxicated. Members of Gamma Phi Beta initially brought her to the residence hall, talked with a
Gryphon, and instead of seeking medical attention, took her back to the sorority house. LUPD arrived at
the sorority house and found the new member highly intoxicated and transported her to St. Luke's.
Gamma Phi Beta was found not responsible with the following rationale
The information presented by the witnesses was credible, and that while this was a regrettable and serious incident, the chapter was not at fault.
1) The testimony of the primary investigator
2) The testimony of the Gryphons concerning the behavior and actions of the sisters.
3) The cooperative actions of the organization during the investigation.
I would ask that the chapter work with the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs in developing program for educating all students on issues related to alcohol abuse and the medical amnesty policy.
It our hope that you will focus your energies on making a positive contribution to the Lehigh University Community in the future.