Greek Life Activities Suspended at Mizzou After Accident at Party
University of Missouri Greek student leaders and MU officials announced a suspension of all fraternity activities, including social events and university-sanctioned activities.
This action was taken after a freshman was found unresponsive at the Phi Gamma Delta house overnight on Wednesday, October 20.
Police responded to the fraternity house after receiving reports about the unresponsive freshman who was transported to University Hospital. The University and the Phi Gamma Delta national organization have suspended the local chapter temporarily.
It is believed several Phi Delta Gamma fraternity members consumed significant amounts of alcohol during a frat party at the house. This is according to the initial investigation.
“When we learned of what happened, the Interfraternity Council (IFC) Executive Board unanimously voted to support the decision to halt all fraternity activities,” said Conner Sibley, president of IFC and an MU senior in an MU news release. “We stand in agreement with the actions being taken by the university as nothing is more important than the safety of the Mizzou community.”
Bill Stackman, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs says the University is extremely concerned about the activities that happened at the Phil Delta Gamma house. In the release, Stackman is quoted as saying, "We will be completing a thorough review of the methods put in place to ensure safety at fraternity events. As part of the investigations, we will hold anyone accountable who is found to have willfully ignored or violated university regulations. Those individuals could also face criminal charges.”
After the investigation, the University will review the findings and decide whether any immediate changes to the methods the University employs to keep students safe while participating in Greek Life activities. The review will be conducted by the University in concert with the IFC.