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Two UL Greek Organizations Placed Under Interim Suspension Amid Hazing Allegations

LAFAYETTE – News15 has learned that two Greek organizations at UL are currently under interim suspension for alleged hazing related incidents as the university conducts investigations.

The Tri-Delta sorority was placed on an investigative suspension regarding an allegation regarding the misuse of alcohol and the mistreatment of a new member.

This information was given to the sorority on October, of last week, stopping all homecoming activities.

The fraternity Sigma Chi, which has only been on campus since the spring of 2012, is also currently under investigation due to allegations received by UL Lafayette Dean of students Margarita Perez.

In a statement from Perez regarding the two suspensions:

“We take all allegations seriously and have paused both organizations’ activities while we thoroughly investigate the claims.”

This information came from the UL Office of Communications and Marketing, which wasn’t aware of that information when first contacted Wednesday morning.

News15 obtained an email sent Monday by Assistant Dean of students Erica Precht alerting other Greek organizations that Sigma Chi was placed on interim suspension, though the Office of Communications and Marketing was not copied on the email.

It’s worth noting that Precht sent that email on her private GMail account, not on the official UL-Lafayette “louisiana.edu” account.

This all on the heels of court hearings this week in the civil lawsuit involving the November 2016 death of Rustam Nizamutdinova, who was walking and struck by a vehicle driven by Kappa Sigma new member Michael Gallagher – who claims he fell asleep at the wheel after being sleep deprived by members of the fraternity.