A fraternity at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, under fire for alleged offensive behavior during the Women’s March in Lincoln, has been suspended.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln officials says fraternity is on interim suspension.
University officials say an ongoing investigation by the Office of Student Affairs indicates a pattern of behavior within the fraternity that violates the Student Code of Conduct, including reckless alcohol use.
An investigation of the fraternity began after allegations were made about the conduct of fraternity members on January 21st, the day of the Women’s March on Lincoln.
“While behavior outside the fraternity during the Women’s March attracted public attention, our investigation has shown broader conduct issues at the fraternity,” Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Juan Franco said in a written statement released by UNL. “This conduct required our immediate action, even while our investigation continues.”
The university has withdrawn recognition of Phi Gamma Delta, also known as Fiji, as a Greek organization. It has temporarily revoked its affiliation with the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.
Longer-term action likely will be taken after the investigation has been completed.
The national office of Phi Gamma Delta has been working with the university on the investigation. The national organization is considering both short-term and long-term sanctions on the chapter, according to UNL.