UPDATED: Thursday, 11:48 a.m.

Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity has been placed on social probation, Dan Faill, director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, confirmed to Elon News Network.

The probation, which mandates that the fraternity hosts no social events on or off campus, goes through the end of the spring semester. It also puts a hold on any organization events with alcohol through Jan. 31, 2018.

According to an email for Smith Jackson, Vice President for Student Life, the probation is in response to a violation of university alcohol policy.

"The Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity was placed on social probation for violation of the university’s alcohol policy for student organizations," said Jackson in an email. "The case was heard by the Student Organization Hearing Panel (students), with the university accepting their recommended sanctions. These sanctions are currently under appeal by the fraternity."

Elon's Panhellenic Association told sororities that they are not allowed to hold organized events with Lambda Chi Alpha for a year and a half. Lambda Chi Alpha has appealed the decision, according to Faill, and that appeal process is ongoing. When contacted, Elon's Lambda Chi Alpha chapter president declined to comment on the situation. Other individual members of the organization also declined to comment.

Currently, the chapter has implemented additional internal educational and member-development related sanctions. The fraternity will return to good standing with the University and the Inter-Fraternity Council upon completion of the terms of probation.

The fraternity has been on campus since 1992.


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