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University places Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity on summary suspension

All pledging activities at Miami University’s Alpha Sigma Phi (Alpha Sig) fraternity have been suspended.

The chapter was placed on a summary suspension by the Division of Student Life on Friday, Feb. 28 while the fraternity is being investigated for hazing.

Under a summary suspension, Alpha Sig can no longer hold events, parties or membership activities. 

There is no known specific incident that caused IFC to place the fraternity under investigation at this time.  

An official from Miami interviewed Alpha Sig’s potential new members about the summary suspension on Friday. The potential new members were called in without notice to speak with the university and answer questions about pledging, two members of the fraternity confirmed. 

"We are working closely with the university and affirmed the decision to pause activities until the situation is resolved," said Danny Miller, senior director of prevention and accountability for Alpha Sig's national office.

IFC president MacKenton Johnson and Alpha Sig president Mohammed Shaheen did not respond to repeated requests for comment. 

Correction: This article previously said the fraternity was placed on a cease and desist from the Interfraternity Council. It was actually a summary suspension from the Division of Student Life.


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