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Delta Upsilon fraternity put on cease and desist for hazing, endangering others

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (IUSTV News) – The IU chapter of Delta Upsilon fraternity is on cease and desist effective Oct. 11 for hazing and endangering others, according to the Office of Student Life’s website. All activities of the organization are suspended until further notice.

Cease and desist is a disciplinary measure used by the university when there is an immediate threat or ongoing investigation. This may result in disciplinary probation, in which any violation of the conditions, or any further acts of misconduct, will result in additional disciplinary actions like suspension or expulsion from the university.

Delta Upsilon joins three other IU Greek organizations currently on cease and desist. Sigma Alpha Epsilon was put on the list for hazing violations earlier this week. Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity was put on the list in September of this year for hazing, and in August, Kappa Sigma was put on the list for alcohol, endangering others, and hazing violations.

This is not the first time IU’s chapter of Delta Upsilon has been under disciplinary action from the university. According to the Office of Student Life, the chapter is currently under elevated disciplinary probation through the end of this year for a prior hazing violation. The chapter will then be on disciplinary probation starting Jan. 1, 2024 through May 5, 2025 for hazing.

In November 2018 through November 2019, the IU chapter of Delta Upsilon was on disciplinary probation from for dishonest conduct November 2020 through December 2021 for endangering others, and alcohol violations, and again in February through May 2022.

IUSTV News has reached out to both the university and IU’s chapter of Delta Upsilon for comment and are waiting to hear back.