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Suspension letters hand-delivered by IU police to Delta Upsilon fraternity members

November 12, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: Members of the Bloomington Police Department hand deliver suspension letters to dozens of members of the Delta Upsilon fraternity Thursday. The fraternity chapter held a large party on Halloween, in violation of rules prohibiting large gatherings during the COVID pandemic, and was put on the University’s cease and desist list as a result. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

Members of the Indiana University Police Department hand delivered suspension letters to dozens of members of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity chapter at IU Thursday night.

A group of police stood outside in the dark as members exited the house in small groups to be given the letters, which had also been sent by e-mail.

Members of the fraternity chapter threw a large Halloween party at the fraternity house and police arrived there to shut it down in the early hours of November 1, 2020. When police arrived at the door party goers gathered in the back of house went inside, and police knocked on the door, but nobody answered. Police were told to document everything they saw for a report to be given to the Indiana University Dean of Students.

Indiana is currently in the midst of the 2020 COVID pandemic, and a local ordinance prohibits gatherings of more than 15 people to prevent the spread of the virus that’s killed over 243,000 Americans. Thursday the state posted a record 6,654 new infections. At the beginning of the semester 30 of 40 Greek organizations were on quarantine due to COVID, and the university recommended students find housing outside the Greek houses.

Delta Upsilon was put on the University’s cease and desist list on November 2 and Thursday the Monroe County Health Department issued a statement that the fraternity chapter has been closed down through the summer of 2021.

Other Greek organizations at IU are also on the cease and desist list:

  • Sigma Alpha Mu: Suspension of all organization activities effective October 26, 2020.
  • Sigma Pi: Suspension of all organization activities effective November 5, 2020.
  • Sigma Chi: Suspension of most organization activities by Headquarters on November 5, 2020; by IU on November 6, 2020.

The following are on disciplinary status for various reasons:

  • Alpha Epsilon Pi: Disciplinary Probation effective August 5, 2020 through August 5, 2021 (Alcohol, Non-compliance with the Greek Organization Agreement)
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi: Restriction of Social Events with Alcohol effective August 5, 2020 through February 1, 2021 (Alcohol, Non-compliance with the Greek Organization Agreement)
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi: Extended Disciplinary Probation effective August 5, 2021 through January 5, 2022 (Hazing, Non-Compliance with the Greek Organization Agreement)
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi: Extended Disciplinary Probation effective January 5, 2022 through July 5, 2021 (Endangering Others, Failure to Comply with University Directives, Non-Compliance with OSFL Policies)
  • Chi Omega: Extended Disciplinary Probation effective May 1, 2020 through May 7, 2021 (Dishonest Conduct, Endangering Others, Harassment, Hazing, Drugs, Alcohol, Non-compliance with the Greek Organization Agreement)
  • Chi Omega: Social Restrictions effective May 1, 2019 through August 1, 2021 (Dishonest Conduct, Endangering Others, Harassment, Hazing, Drugs, Alcohol, Non-compliance with the Greek Organization Agreement)
  • Kappa Delta: Disciplinary Probation effective May 22, 2020 through May 22, 2021 (Dishonest Conduct, Endangering Others, Hazing, Drugs, Alcohol, Non-compliance with the Greek Organization Agreement)
  • Kappa Delta: Social restrictions effective May 22, 2020 through January 1, 2021 (Dishonest Conduct, Endangering Others, Hazing, Drugs, Alcohol, Non-compliance with the Greek Organization Agreement)
  • Phi Kappa Sigma: Disciplinary Probation effective February 11, 2020 through February 11, 2021 (Endangering Others, Hazing, Non-compliance with the Greek Organization Agreement)
  • Phi Kappa Sigma: Extended Disciplinary Probation effective February 11, 2021 through April 30, 2022 (Dishonest Conduct, Endangering Others, Failure to Comply with University Directives, Hazing, Non-compliance with the Greek Organization Agreement)
  • Pi Kappa Phi: Extended Disciplinary Probation effective July 24, 2020 through October 24, 2020 (Endangering Others, Failure to Comply with University Officials, Refusal to Vacate a University Facility, Unauthorized Interference with Fire Equipment,  Non-compliance with the Greek Organization Agreement)
  • Pi Kappa Phi: Extended Disciplinary Probation effective October 24, 2020 through April 24, 2021 (Endangering Others, Failure to Comply with Terms of a Disciplinary Sanction, Alcohol, Non-compliance with the Greek Organization Agreement)
  • Pi Kappa Phi: Social Restrictions effective August 24, 2020 through March 8, 2021 (Endangering Others, Failure to Comply with Terms of a Disciplinary Sanction, Alcohol, Non-compliance with the Greek Organization Agreement)
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon: Extended Disciplinary Probation effective February 28, 2020 through May 31, 2021 (Hazing, Endangering Others, Non-compliance with the Greek Organization Agreement)
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon: Elevated Disciplinary Probation effective October 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021 (Failure to Comply, Destruction of Property, Hazing, Drugs, Alcohol, Non-compliance with the Greek Organization Agreement)
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon: Extended Disciplinary Probation effective June 1, 2021 through October 1, 2021 (Failure to Comply, Destruction of Property, Hazing, Drugs, Alcohol, Non-compliance with the Greek Organization Agreement)
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon: Social Restrictions effective February 4, 2020 through December 31, 2020 (Hazing, Endangering Others, Non-compliance with the Greek Organization Agreement)
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon: Extended Social Restrictions effective October 1, 2020 through May 1, 2021 (Failure to Comply, Destruction of Property, Hazing, Drugs, Alcohol, Non-compliance with the Greek Organization Agreement)
  • Sigma Alpha Mu: Extended Disciplinary Probation effective August 27, 2020 through March 1, 2021 (Hazing, Alcohol, Non-compliance with the Greek Organization Agreement)
  • Sigma Alpha Mu: Extended Disciplinary Probation effective March 2, 2020 through June 2, 2021 (Endangering Others, Failure to Comply with University Directives, Unauthorized Use of Fire Equipment,  Non-compliance with the Greek Organization Agreement)
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon: Disciplinary Probation effective July 16, 2020 through November 22, 2020 (Endangering Others, Alcohol, Non-compliance with the Greek Organization Agreement)
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon: Extended Disciplinary Probation effective November 22, 2020 through February 22, 2021 (Alcohol, Non-compliance with the Greek Organization Agreement)
November 12, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: Members of the Bloomington Police Department hand deliver suspension letters to dozens of members of the Delta Upsilon fraternity Thursday. The fraternity held a large party on Halloween, in violation of rules prohibiting large gatherings during the COVID pandemic, and was put on the University’s cease and desist list as a result. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
November 12, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: Members of the Bloomington Police Department hand deliver suspension letters to dozens of members of the Delta Upsilon fraternity Thursday. The fraternity held a large party on Halloween, in violation of rules prohibiting large gatherings during the COVID pandemic, and was put on the University’s cease and desist list as a result. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

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