UH students react to Sigma Chi’s suspension


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HOUSTON, Texas - While University of Houston students enjoy their spring break, the Sigma Chi fraternity is dealing with a different kind of break. The frat is suspended from campus and five members suspended from the university after allegations of hazing came to light.

"I hadn`t heard anything so it was kind of shocking because I didn`t know it was happening," Natasha Burgess commented.

The university`s findings were turned over to the Harris County D.A.`s office, but they aren`t taking any action until more information is turned over by U of H .

The national Sigma Chi fraternity received information on January 20 regarding the Houston chapter, alleging inappropriate pledging activity and suspended it the next day.

Local members of the fraternity refused to answer the door when we knocked.

Meanwhile, U of H students are backing the decision to suspend the Sigma Chi.

"Suspending the fraternity was the right move, and whatever else she [University of Houston president Renu Khator] decides needs to be done, she should go for it," said Jose Pedroza.

"I completely understand that they`re going to be suspended pending the further investigation, I agree with that, it`s a big issue. It`s a legal issue, it`s not right, we`ve known that for a couple of years now," according to Cullin Blackburn.

The details of what exactly took place haven't surfaced, but one thing is obvious, when it comes to hazing,  the University of Houston isn`t kidding around.


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