IFC imposes sanctions on Sigma Alpha Mu

The Interfraternity Council has placed sanctions on the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity after a person associated with the organization was transported to a local hospital on Aug. 29.

The transport, which occurred at 12:47 a.m. on Saturday morning according to the Department of Public Safety incident log, directly violated the Greek recruitment moratorium period, which effectively bans alcohol consumption until the end of the recruitment periods.

“Sigma Alpha Mu will not be permitted to participate in Spring recruitment, and they will not be permitted to hold any internal or external social events for six weeks with the exception of service-oriented, philanthropic projects,” said Jake Simon, president of the IFC. “Furthermore, they will need to work with their national organization to restructure their new member program to reflect the values of our council and their national organization.”

The IFC Judicial Board decided upon the terms of the sanctions.

Simon said the sanctions will act as a reminder toward the code greek organizations should follow.

“The sanctions are intended to be educational and reinforce the policies that strengthen our community and member chapters,” Simon said. “We expect that Sigma Alpha Mu will respond by improving their practices, ultimately strengthening their chapter and serving as a positive representation of our council.”

Representatives from Sigma Alpha Mu could not be reached for comment.