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Six Greek houses at UNL placed on temporary suspension

Posted at 8:15 PM, Sep 08, 2020

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln placed six Greek chapters on immediate temporary suspension Tuesday after reports surfaced of large gatherings without face coverings or physical distancing.

According to UNL, the involved houses include Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta, Phi Delta Theta and Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Videos and photos showed large amounts of people gathered on house properties the evening of Sept. 7.

The lack of face coverings and social distancing violates local COVID-19 health directives, university policies, the Cornhusker Commitment and expectations and requirements for Greek life chapters, UNL says.

“I am very disappointed in the behavior that has now required us to take these measures,” Chancellor Ronnie Green said. “This kind of activity places the health of others and the community at risk. It is seriously important that our students adhere to our health protocols and policies. If they refuse to do so, the university is left with no choice but to pursue disciplinary measures.”

The Greek chapters listed above aren't allowed to participate in/attend any functions, activities or events, or participate in university-wide events as an organization during the temporary suspension.

UNL says an investigation will be conducted in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and disciplinary proceedings may follow.