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Old 09-28-2018, 04:28 PM
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WVU puts 10-year ban on five fraternities forming independent council

WVU and five dissociating fraternities crossed swords Thursday afternoon.

The fraternities formally announced creation of an Independent Fraternity Council (IFC) in Morgantown and WVU banned them for at least 10 years.

The fraternities are Alpha Sigma Phi, Kappa Alpha Order, Phi Sigma Kappa, Sigma Chi and Theta Chi.

A link to further info on the Fraternity fiasco is at the end of the article.

Link to the Dominion Post article
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Old 09-28-2018, 05:00 PM
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Are all five of these groups maintaining recognition from their national organizations?

Edit: the Sigma Chi chapter is listed on their national org's website as "A College in Morgantown, West Virginia" so they still are. For some reason that description cracks me up.
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Old 09-28-2018, 05:45 PM
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Saying that the only reason fraternity chapters are anti deferred rush is because their nationals pushed them into it is super condescending and makes Gee look like a jerk.
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Old 09-28-2018, 11:56 PM
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When our school has messed with recruitment, I know our HQ has been actively pushing back to the point of coordinating with other national groups to get IFC to rescind votes they took changing recruitment. I doubt WVU sticks to their guns on this one and I wish these groups the best. This is what happens when schools get too heavy handed with regulating Greek Life. We have that nuclear option. I'm glad to see some of us are using it.
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Old 10-05-2018, 11:58 AM
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http://sigmachi.org/Sigma-Chi-Responds-To-WVU

Sigma Chi Headquarters has released a letter from our Grand Consul (Grand President), explaining the reasons for supporting the chapter in separating from the campus IFC. The letter goes into some depth explaining how, after allegations of conduct in 2016, Sigma Chi HQ worked with the WVU administration to implement new policies in the chapter, held a membership review and removed members not living up to fraternal policies, and had made strides in changing the chapter culture; only to have WVU come back 2 years later with new punishments for the actions that had happened in 2016.

The description that brings clemsongirl mirth, "A College in Morgantown, WV", has its origins in the late 80s/early 90s. At that time, Sigma Chi's Omicron chapter at Dickinson College(PA) had gotten into trouble. Our HQ did not think that the behavior warranted closure, even after Dickinson rescinded recognition. In our fraternity magazine and other official documents, the chapter was listed as 'Omicron at Dickinson College*' with an explanation of "Although Omicron is not recognized by Dickinson College, it is a fully operational chapter and recognized by the Sigma Chi Internationl Fraternity". After a few years, Dickinson College told the fraternity to stop using their name in our documents. At that time, HQ came up with the designation "A College in Carlisle, PA".

This term has been used by Sigma Chi since then, and is used when our Executive Committee feels that actions by the chapter do not warrant closure but the parent university has rescinded recognition. We currently have chapters at:

*A College in Long Beach, CA.
*A College in Storrs, CT.
*A College in Chico, CA.

Hey, it works for us.
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