Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity Closes Hofstra University Chapter

posted on December 8, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

 

Sigma Alpha Mu International Fraternity’s board of directors has unanimously acted to suspend the charter of the Delta Alpha Chapter at Hofstra University due to violations of Fraternity policies, which will close the chapter for a period of at least four years.

 

After receiving an investigative report from university administrators that outlined health and safety concerns, the Fraternity immediately conducted an investigation and determined that the chapter failed to comply with Fraternity policies and values. It is our understanding that the conduct process is still underway at Hofstra and Sigma Alpha Mu encourages the university to hold individuals accountable for their actions.

 

“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.”

 

Huston said, “Sigma Alpha Mu has provided significant training to its members on our new health and safety initiatives that launched this summer to ensure that our chapters are providing a meaningful fraternal experience befitting our values and heritage as a fraternity of Jewish men.”

 

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 46 collegiate chapters and colonies and over 55,000 living alumni.