Effective September 19, 2013, the Grand Council of Sigma Pi Fraternity, International revoked the charter of the Gamma-Rho Chapter at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.
Gamma-Rho Chapter was closed for repeated violations of both university and fraternity policies.
Since 2010, the chapter has been in a suspended or probationary status for several violations of policy. In the spring of 2012, after continued disregard of the required sanctions, the chapter was sanctioned with expulsion. The chapter appealed and was permitted to return to campus in January 2013 under strict guidelines. The chapter failed to complete the sanctions as indicated.
Accordingly, effective immediately, they will have permanent loss of recognition of the Gamma-Rho Chapter at Western Michigan University.
Sigma Pi Fraternity has resolved to hold its chapters accountable for compliance with all Grand Chapter and University policies, FIPG guidelines, new member education policies, minimum standards on chapter membership, and adherence to the governing laws of the Fraternity.
Sigma Pi Fraternity was founded in 1897 at Vincennes University, in Vincennes, Indiana. Our headquarters is located in Brentwood, Tennessee. The Fraternity is one of the top men’s collegiate organizations in North America, with more than 120 active chapters and colonies in the United States and Canada. With nearly 95,000 alumni and 5,300 undergraduates; our men strive for excellence by living our core values to promote fellowship, develop character and leadership, advance heightened moral awareness, enable academic achievement, and inspire service. Sigma Pi is the only Greek letter organization with an international philanthropic program, The ACE Project, specifically designed to give back to our host institutions.