FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE:  May 15, 2018

SUBJECT: CLOSURE OF SYRACUSE 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 of the Eta Chapter at Syracuse University due to violations of the Fraternity and University hazing policies.

 

The decision to suspend the chapter follows an investigation conducted by the University, which resulted in a loss of University recognition for three semesters.  The investigation determined that the chapter failed to comply with both university and fraternity policies and values.  

 

Sigma Alpha Mu believes in accountability for violations of the rules and expectations that have been put in place. Our top priority is to create a healthy and safe environment for our members and foster a culture of responsibility in all of our chapters.

 

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 56 collegiate chapters and colonies and over 55,000 living alumni throughout the United States and Canada.