The University of Dayton chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity has been suspended for two years following disorderly conduct at a London, Ohio gas station Nov. 17.
After the university investigation, the Madison County prosecutor decided Sigma Chi will not face any charges, according to an email sent to Flyer News from Teri Rizvi, associate vice president for university communication.
However, they will pay $200 for damages and will perform community service in Madison County, she said.
Rizvi also said the fraternity is no longer allowed to live in their special interest house on 461 Kiefaber St. or participate in organizational meetings, events or gatherings.
“The house will be used for either general or special-interest housing,” Rizvi said.
Sigma Chi will be eligible for reinstatement following the suspension term and can submit a plan of action for the fraternity’s intentions to remain in good standing, she said. They will also commit to being alcohol free for the first year, Rizvi said.
She said the fraternity also has the option to appeal the university decision.
The fraternity stopped at the Lake Side Plaza after a university registered event involving alcohol in Columbus, according to a Flyer News article published on Dec. 3.
Madison County police officers received anonymous calls about a disturbance at the location. Officers found broken items in the store, students standing on parked cars and exposing their genitals to customers, urine covering the floors and walls of the establishment, used condoms on the floor and a cooler with several containers of alcohol, according to the FN article.
The subjects, who were identified as UD students, had admitted to consuming alcoholic beverages prior to the incident, according to the FN article. Of the 80 recorded students involved, 33 were under the age of 21, as stated in the police report.
Rizvi said based on the nature of the case, the hearing board felt two years was an appropriate suspension.
Sigma Chi President Matt Walters and Interfraternity Council President Patrick Durham could not be reached by the time of publication.