Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity banned from University of Arizona until April 2019

TUCSON, AZ - A fraternity at the University of Arizona has been officially unrecognized and suspended for five years due to alcohol, hazing, and other violations, the University announced Monday.

In a press release, Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, otherwise known as FIJI, is barred from conducting any chapter-related activity on campus until April 2019.

An investigation revealed that "chapter members engaged in hazing, provided alcohol to minors and conspired to not cooperate with University officials and University police," according to a release.

The alleged violations were conducted while the chapter was already on probation, as well as a suspension that prohibited the fraternity from events with alcohol, the University said.

"The probation period was their opportunity to remedy the situation and they did not take it. The withdrawal of recognition is the most serious punishment the University can exact on a student organization, but we will not hesitate if we find it's needed," said Kendal Washington White, UA dean of students, in an emailed release.

Individual fraternity members now face charges, which range from education and monetary sanctions to suspension or expulsion from the University, White said.

The fraternity's national office will be able to request that it be reinstated on campus April 2019. However, if no active members attend UA at the end of the 2017 spring semester, the fraternity can ask for an additional review to potential start over and be reinstated.

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