Frat Suspended After Wild Partying At Wisconsin-Madison

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison suspended a fraternity after three party-related violations of its student code of conduct, according to a Monday report.

The school suspended its Theta Chi chapter through October 2018 after three November violations of its code of conduct involving underage drinking and solicitation for a nude photo, reported Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Three underage females drank alcohol at a Nov. 4 Theta Chi party. The incident resulted in the incapacitation of one of them, a high school student, who received detoxification treatment at a hospital. Her friends claim that the hospital discovered Rohypnol, a date rape drug, in her system.

Exactly two weeks later, Madison police shut down a Theta Chi tailgate party when frat members ignored warnings regarding crowd size. Officers discovered an underage woman drinking alcohol and she reported the presence of hard liquor at the party.

Two days after that, University of Wisconsin-Madison’s fraternity and sorority life staff received a report alleging that a Theta Chi brother texted a woman, asking her to send him a picture of her breasts with Greek letters for “Theta Chi,” followed by “rush.”

Theta Chi will not be able to accept a fall 2018 pledge class or hold chapter functions. Frat members will also need to attend workshops pertaining to sexual consent and positive relationships.

After the suspension ends in October, Theta Chi will receive alcohol restrictions for another month and sustain a general probation for another year.


Frats nationwide have seen a slew of suspensions during the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters, not only for drinking-related conduct, but also for inappropriate behavior. (RELATED: Cornell Frat Invents Game Called ‘Pig Roast.’ They’re Obviously In Trouble Now)

The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to the University of Wisconsin-Madison chapter of Theta Chi for comment, but received none in time for press.

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