In response to the results of an Elon University student conduct hearing, the national Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Board of Directors voted to suspend the Elon Delta Pi chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

According to a statement from the university, the suspension will last for a minimum of four years. The fraternity will not be eligible to return to campus until Fall 2021.

Elon's student conduct hearing revealed the fraternity failed to comply with sanctions previously put in place.

"The sanctions came after the chapter was found responsible for multiple violations of Elon's code of conduct relating to alcohol use and off-campus activities in November 2016," the statement said. 

"Lambda Chi Alpha was directed to curtail social events through May 2017 and to hold no events with alcohol through January 2018. The student conduct hearing found that multiple violations of those sanctions occurred this past spring and this fall."

The chapter's final alleged infraction involved an unregistered social event where alcohol was served Sept. 9, 2017 that violated Elon's event registration policies.

"The multiple operational incident violated the oaths and rules of our fraternity," said Alyssa Gilles, Lambda Chi Alpha National Director of Risk Management, in a statement to Elon News Network. "After a hiatus, Lambda Chi Alpha hopes to return to Elon and recruit a group of new men who will properly execute our leadership training, traditions, principles and ideals."

In the mean time, "Staff from the Division of Student Life will work with the national headquarters of Lambda Chi Alpha and alumni of the Elon chapter to communicate the expectations that must be met before the organization will be eligible to return to campus and recolonize with new members," the university's statement said.

Elon News Network contacted Jake Teitler, president of the Elon Delta Pi chapter, who referred to the statement from the national fraternity and did not provide a comment of his own.

Lambda Chi Alpha was placed on social probation in February 2017 for violating the university's alcohol policy.

Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity is one of the largest men's general fraternities in the United States with more than 280,000 initiated members and has held chapters at more than 300 universities.


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