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University of Idaho will continue suspension of Delta Sigma Phi for remainder of academic year

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The University of Idaho has decided to continue the suspension of fraternity Delta Sigma Phi for the remainder of the 2016-2017 academic year. The fraternity violated university policies on hazing, drug use, and consumption of alcohol.

Delta Sigma Phi was suspended in October after claims were made about questionable activities taking place in the fraternity. An investigation conducted by the university and review from the Greek Community Standards Board verified the violations and sanctions were forwarded to Dean of Students Blaine Eckles. 

"Our Greek system is an important part of student life at UI, but we will not allow behavior that violates policy, and our primary mission of education in a safe student environment," said Dean Eckles. 

First-year students will not be able to live in the fraternity while the chapter is under suspension. The sanction could be lifted as early as the 2017-2018 academic year so long as the fraternity has an approved live-in advisor and members participate in ongoing drug and alcohol education programs. 

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