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MU reviewing Greek system after alcohol poisoning incident

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

The College of Missouri has halted all fraternity actions, together with any social occasions, efficient instantly.

The college stated this was resulting from a freshman collaborating in a social occasion on the Phi Gamma Delta home who was hospitalized resulting from considerations about alcohol poisoning.

A spokesperson for the college, Christian Basi, stated this was not an remoted incident.

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“It definitely was not primarily based on this one incident however this one incident was definitely a catalyst for making the choice,” Basi stated.

Phi Gamma Delta or “Figi” was based on Might 1, 1848, at Jefferson Faculty in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. On its web site, the fraternity stated its imaginative and prescient is “to be an lively, very important power of males who courageously stay our values and make a optimistic influence on faculty and group.”

Tons of of scholars gathered in Greek city Wednesday night time to protest in opposition to Figi. ABC 17 Crews spoke with one scholar who defined why the college performed an even bigger function on this incident.

“Had the College of Missouri cared about girls and about believing survivors and in regards to the welfare of all college students not simply those that can afford to be in a fraternity, those that are on a sports activities crew, those that are sometimes represented and cared for by the administration right here, any individual wouldn’t be within the hospital, yet another scholar can be safer and this would not have needed to occur,” an MU scholar stated.

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Phi Gamma Delta has been briefly suspended by each the college and its nationwide group.

The college stated resulting from this incident and others, will probably be conducting a evaluation of the Greek system. This features a thorough evaluation of the strategies put in place to make sure security at fraternity occasions.

At the moment, each MUPD and the Workplace of Pupil Accountability & Assist are conducting investigations to see if any felony statutes or college laws have been violated. 

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