Sep 14, 2015
Humboldt State University has suspended the Chi Phi fraternity as it investigates possible violations of the student code of conduct. During the suspension, the fraternity will not be allowed to recruit new members or to use campus services that are available for recognized student organizations.
The suspension follows the discovery of a video that was allegedly shown to potential new members during a Greek recruitment event. The video shows what appears to be alcohol use during fraternity events as well as actions that could be construed as hazing. These activities are strictly prohibited by University policy and potentially violate state law.
In addition to suspending the organization, HSU has alerted the fraternity’s national organization about the situation.
The fraternity faces disciplinary action ranging from a warning to expulsion from campus. Individual members may face disciplinary action as well.