University of La Verne officials are investigating charges filed against the Chi Delta Omicron Greek organization by a member of the fraternity, sparking rumors of hazing on campus.
On Wednesday a meeting was held with the fraternity members and the ULV Greek Review Board to discuss the charges, said Chip West, director of student life.
“They will render a decision as to the future of the organization as to whether these charges are valid or not,” West said.
West is currently in charge of investigating the charges brought against the organization as a whole.
If individual charges arise, Ruby Montaño-Cordova, associate dean of student affairs, will handle them.
As a result of these charges, members of Chi Delta Omicron were prohibited from wearing their letters and participating in on-campus activities including Greek Week, which took place May 2 through May 7.
“They are suspended as of now and that is standard procedure,” West said.
“We let the organization know as soon as charges like these are brought up and there is an automatic suspension while we figure everything out,” he added.
Luis Chavez, president of Chi Delta Omicron would not comment on the specifics of the situation or the alleged event that led to the suspension.
“I really am not able to speak about it,” Chavez said.
Chi Delta Omicron is not the first Greek organization to be suspended from campus.
In Spring 2002, Phi Delta Theta was suspended for three semesters for hiring a stripper to perform at a pledge event.
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