Effective Immediately: Sigma Alpha Mu Chapter Closure at Ohio State University

posted on February 9, 2018

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

DATE:  February 8, 2018

 

SUBJECT: CLOSURE OF THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY CHAPTER OF SIGMA ALPHA MU FRATERNITY

 

CONTACT: Andy Huston, Executive Director, samhq@sam.org

 

The Sigma Alpha Mu International Fraternity has suspended the charter at the Sigma Beta Chapter at The Ohio State University (OSU), effective immediately, due to violations of the Fraternity and University’s hazing and alcohol policies.
 
The Fraternity’s decision to close the chapter follows an investigation conducted by the International Headquarters. As a result, all activities and operations must cease immediately.
 
“Our top priority is to create a healthy and safe environment for our members and to foster a culture of responsibility in our chapters,” said Executive Director Andy Huston. “We simply will not tolerate such violations of policies, expectations and values.”

 

Sigma Alpha Mu was founded in 1909 at the College of the City of New York as a fraternity of Jewish men; the organization has been open to all men of good moral character since 1953. With its International Headquarters located in Indianapolis, IN, the fraternity currently has 57 collegiate chapters and colonies and over 55,000 living alumni throughout the United States and Canada.