Sep 09, 2020 10:05 AM

UNL suspends 6 Greek chapters after larger gatherings with no masks or physical distancing

Posted Sep 09, 2020 10:05 AM

By Post Staff

LINCOLN, Neb.-The University of Nebraska Lincoln has announced the suspension of several Greek chapters following large gatherings on Labor Day.

According to a statement from the University, several Greek chapters have been placed on "immediate temporary suspension" effective on Tuesday.

The houses that were suspended include; Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta, Phi Delta and Sigma Phi Epsilon.

The statement said the suspensions were based on reports, including photos and videos, that depicted large gatherings on house properties on the evening of September 7. University officials say the gatherings showed attendees with no face coverings or physical distancing, which is a violation of local COVID-19 health directives and university policy regarding COVID-19.

"I am very disappointed in the behavior that has now required us to take these measures," said Chancellor Ronnie Green. "This kind of activity placed the health of others and the community at risk. It is seriously important that our students adhere to our health protocols and policies. if they refuse to do so, the university is left with no choice but to pursue disciplinary measures."

Officials say, during the suspension, the chapters may not participate in, attend or organize any functions, activities or events, or participate in university-wide events as an organization.

Officials say an investigation in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct will be conducted and disciplinary proceedings may follow.