Greeks put on probation, suspended

Chico State fraternity and sorority students. Photo courtesy of Chico State

Two years after the entire Greek system was suspended by Chico State President Paul Zingg, some Greek organizations have once again been suspended after failing to abide by Fraternity and Sorority Affairs policies.

Pi Kappa Alpha’s president, Dominic Trovato, said that his fraternity was suspended because some members threw a party while they were on probation.

“We were suspended for all academic year last year and now we’re on social probation for all this academic year,” he said. “Being on social probation restricts you from having any social activities, such as socials or formals but we’re still allowed to recruit.”

Suspended fraternities include:

• Theta Chi

• Phi Omega Delta

• Sigma Pi

Fraternities put on probation:

• Sigma Nu

• Pi Kappa Alpha

• Nu Alpha Kappa

Sorority put on probation include:

• Sigma Kappa

According to Malcolm McLemore, Fraternity and Sorority Affairs program coordinator, Theta Chi was put on probation by the Interfraternity Council because of alcohol on the fraternity house premises.

Sigma Kappa was put on probation for posting indecent pictures on social media. Sigma Nu is currently on academic probation, he said.

Because of all these policies and regulations, Delta Psi Delta, a fraternity not recognized by the university, has chosen to stay unaffiliated since 2003.

“We’re Chico State college students and we want to do what college students have always done,” said Maxwell Perkins, president of Delta Psi Delta. “If I’m 21, which I am, then I want to be able to have a beer on my property.”

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