Frat’s Up? Two Cornell Frats Suspended in a Week, One Suspension Lifted

Today the Cornell Daily Sun reported Cornell's chapter of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity was placed on interim suspension on Wednesday. The University has not commented on whether this suspension is related to a reported sex offense that occurred at the fraternity house at One Edgecliff Pl. at 4 am Sunday.

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The Daily Sun reported:

Joel Malina, vice president for university relations, did not state what is being investigated, and there is no information on when the Omicron Zeta chapter of the fraternity may resume activities.

“The purpose of the suspension is to prevent activities that could jeopardize the safety of members and their guests, and to allow an investigation of an incident to proceed without the potential of further incidents,” Malina said in a statement.

Brothers at the fraternity have declined to speak to the Cornell Daily Sun and The Cornell Review. The campus’s Inter-Fraternity Council has also reportedly declined to comment. The fraternity’s president is Bryan Harriot ’17.

The suspension of Lambda Chi came on the same day the University lifted its suspension of the Psi Upsilon fraternity located on West Campus. The initial suspension was announced on Monday, citing reports of an incident involving “alcohol and an illicit substance.” The suspension was lifted after an investigation found the initial allegations “were not accurate” according to Malina.

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