Sigma Chi fraternity will close doors Sunday - DatelineCarolina

Sigma Chi fraternity will close doors Sunday

By Andrew Martin

On Friday, a Sigma Chi member answered the door at the now shuttered University of South fraternity house but declined to elaborate on the issues of alleged hazing that led to its closing. 

The student declined to be interviewed and said others who were leaving also would not speak to the media. 

The fraternity has until 6 p.m. Sunday to move out of the Greek Village after the national office closed the fraternity on Wednesday. 

When asked if the university will be seeking charges for the specific members involved in the incident, Wes Hickman, University of South Carolina spokesman, said, "The university is continuing to investigate the possibility of conduct charges for former members to be handled through the student conduct process."

The national fraternity office was made aware of the hazing incident on March 24, said Michael Church, Sigma Chi's executive director.

"USC takes seriously hazing behaviors of all types—off campus or on campus—including those related to mental or physical abuse, intimidation, undue mental fatigue or distress and activities that have foreseeable potentially dangerous or hazardous circumstances," Hickman said.

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