The Delta Upsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma has been suspended while the university conducts an investigation. Additionally, the university’s Brothers Under Christ fraternity chapter is being investigated.
According to reports, while Delta Upsilon is being investigated, all chapter activities have been suspended. It is unclear what they are being suspended for at this time.
No additional information about the suspension has been released at this time.
Executive Director Justin Kirk released a statement saying:
“Effective immediately, Delta Upsilon International Fraternity has placed our Oklahoma Chapter on emergency suspension as we investigate alleged violations of DU policy. All chapter activity has ceased. At this time, we are working with the university to learn more. Justice is at the center of Delta Upsilon’s core principles, and further disciplinary action may be taken pending the outcome of investigations.”
As for the university’s Brothers Under Christ chapter, while they have not being suspended, they are also being investigated.
The university’s Student Conduct director Steve Ashmore said while the office’s investigation into the fraternity is still Brothers Under Christ is free to resume all regular activity.
via OU Daily:
OU’s Office of Student Conduct has lifted its cease and desist order against the university’s Brothers Under Christ fraternity chapter.
Ashmore declined to offer the cause of the investigation and the cease and desist order until Student Conduct’s investigation is up, which he said could be sometime next week.
Student Conduct initially issued the order Jan. 19 to bar contact between the fraternity’s current members and new members.
This is the latest fraternity suspension in the last year, as schools such as Indiana University, the University of Michigan, Ohio State University, Texas State, Florida State, Ball State, Louisiana State and Penn State have all suspended fraternities.