Both Alpha Tau Omega and Kappa Sigma were under investigation last spring for violations of the Student Code of Conduct related to alcohol. They are suspended for the 2016-2017 academic year, Dean of Students Douglas Pearson said in an email.
“They will not be permitted to use or be in their houses during this academic year. If adequate progress is made in areas outlined by the Vice President for Student Affairs, the chapters will be permitted to request consideration to be back in the spring in a well defined and limited role,” Pearson said.
When asked to clarify what the chapters have been asked to work on, Pearson said only that ”both fraternities have been provided areas to work on during this upcoming year.”
According to Director of Housing Jeff Takac, the Kappa Sigma house will be used by Panhellenic girls this year while the Alpha Tau Omega house will remain vacant for the 2016-2017 academic year.