Penn State University has suspended Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity’s recognition on campus for at least two years after multiple alcohol use violations during its parents’ weekend on April 1.
In a news release, the university’s vice president for student affairs Damon Sims says the violations include excessive drinking involving hard liquor with no third-party server; open access to alcohol with no monitoring; and permitting guests other than fraternity members, their parents and family to attend.
Sims said, “Sigma Alpha Mu knowingly violated every rule that was imposed.
The fraternity president acknowledged the violations.
Sims says, “In a gesture of trust, we believed that parents weekend would be the appropriate way to pilot new regulations and gain cooperation from the Greek-letter community. Unfortunately, this fraternity egregiously took advantage of its trial opportunity, despite our clear expectations and the well-publicized consequences for violations.”