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Loyola Fraternity Suspended for Hazing, Posting Photos of Mannequin

By Benjamin Woodard | September 19, 2014 1:12pm | Updated on September 22, 2014 8:58am
 The Beta Chi chapter of Sigma Pi fraternity can be reinstated at Loyola in 2017.
The Beta Chi chapter of Sigma Pi fraternity can be reinstated at Loyola in 2017.
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ROGERS PARK — Loyola University suspended one of its five fraternities this summer after its members engaged in hazing and misconduct.

The Beta Chi chapter of Sigma Pi was banned in July for three years "because some of their membership engaged in bias-motivated discrimination and misconduct, disruptive or disorderly conduct, and hazing," according to a statement from university spokesman Steven Christensen.

"The recent actions of the Beta Chi chapter of Sigma Pi are in opposition to the mission and values of our University and Sigma Pi's own standards," the statement said.

The frat will be eligible to return to campus on Aug. 1, 2017.

Fraternity members allegedly took inappropriate photos with a zebra print-clad, female mannequin and posted them on a Facebook page, which has since been deleted, according to a report published last week by Loyola's student newspaper, the Loyola Phoenix.

Mathew Brown, president of the fraternity at the time, couldn't be reached for comment Friday. The university would not elaborate on the fraternities reported misconduct.

Shortly after the ban, the Grand Council of Sigma Pi  revoked Beta Chi's charter at Loyola, according to a statement from the international organization.

In 2017, the fraternity can reregister with the Office of Student Activities and Greek Affairs, according to the university.

The other fraternities at Loyola are Alpha Epsilon Pi, Delta Sigma Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Tau Kappa Epsilon.

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