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National chapters of Tri-Delta and Sigma Chi respond to allegations

Posted: 7:16 PM, Oct 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-18 20:17:03-04

The investigation continues into two Greek organizations on UL’s campus.

According to the University, the Tri-Delta sorority and Sigma Chi fraternity have been placed on interim suspensions. UL says they’ve received allegations and will take appropriate action.

Thursday morning, UL spokesman Charlie Bier said, “Out of respect for the investigative process and all parties involved, the University will release no additional details.”

Tri-Delta’s CEO, Karen Hughes White said, “As a premier women’s organization, Tri Delta holds itself to high standards and ideals. Recently, Tri Delta has been made aware of allegations at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette that members of our chapter may not have lived up to those standards and ideals. We are collaborating with university administrators to gather facts so we can take appropriate action and continue providing a safe and meaningful sorority experience for our members to live, learn and lead with Purpose.”

Michael Church, Sigma Chi’s national chapter spokesman said, “Sigma Chi International Fraternity is aware of allegations of potential policy violations in our Lambda Psi chapter and we are currently investigating. We look forward to collaborating with the administration of University of Louisiana-Lafayette on the matter. Sigma Chi is proud to be a leader in the fraternal world through the implementation of policies and programs that focus on healthy and safe practices that contribute to a meaningful fraternal experience.”

KATC filed a public records request with UL asking for any emails mentioning Tri-Delta and Sigma Chi. As well as emails with the keywords, “hazing, interim suspension, misuse of alcohol and mistreatment of a member.”

So far, UL has not responded or acknowledged our request.

We also filed a public records request with Lafayette Police as well as UL Police, asking for initial offense reports for all incidents reported involving the sorority and fraternity.

Lafayette Police say there is no recent activity involving LPD. We’re still waiting to hear back from UL Police.