The Sigma Alpha Mu International Fraternity has suspended the charter of Sigma Delta Chapter at Rutgers University due to violations of Fraternity policies.
After receiving recent reports of health and safety concerns, Fraternity staff conducted an investigation in collaboration with the University’s Office of Student Conduct and determined that the chapter failed to comply with Fraternity policies and values. The Octagon took unanimous action to close the chapter.
“Our top priority is to create a healthy and safe environment for our members and to foster a culture that reflects our values,” said Executive Director Andy Huston. “Despite extensive education, resources, and training, the chapter’s actions flagrantly violated our policies. We have taken action to close the chapter which reinforces our expectations and values. We look forward to working with the Sigma Delta alumni and Rutgers University administration to develop a new chapter that will restore honor to this century-old chapter.”
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. Sigma Alpha Mu’s vision is to be the first choice of collegians seeking a forward-thinking, inclusive fraternity which enhances the university experience and prepares the fraternity member for a fulfilling life. With its International Headquarters located in Indianapolis, IN, the fraternity currently has 48 collegiate chapters and over 59,000 living alumni.