The Lambda Chi chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon was booted for “unacceptable activities” related to alcohol use.
Jeff Carstens, Wayne State’s Dean of Students, says the fraternity also struggled with low membership numbers, which led to the lack of funds needed for housing upkeep. For starters, Carstens says members will ban alcohol from the off-campus property.
“No alcohol is present by anyone for any reason at any time,” Carstens says. “In addition, they’ve mandated alcohol education and risk management training for all of their current and future members.”
Carstens says enforcement of the action plan will be done by authorized college officials who have been given access by the plan to the property at any time. There are also deadlines for having all members complete alcohol education and risk management, as well as a plan to recruit new members.
The action plan will be carried out through early next year and then, the fraternity will be re-evaluated.
“During the month of January 2016, the college and the chapter will review their compliance with the action plan, have they achieved it, have they accomplished their goals, did they do what they said they would do.”
The fraternity has been granted “conditional recognition” and it’s permitted to resume activities until a decision is made next year about the future of the fraternity at the college.
By Jerry Oster, WNAX, Yankton