Fraternity sanctions removed

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Colin Daileda

Radford University fraternity Sigma Chi is no longer on probation as of March 18.

They had been on probation since 2009 for serving alcohol to persons under the legal drinking age and for serving alcohol from a keg, according to The Roanoke Times, who obtained the information from RU Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Mark Shanley.

While on probation, they had limitations on what social events they could host, their participation in intramurals and recruiting new members.

All sanctions were removed after they met requirements set by RU.

Tau Kappa Epsilon, another RU fraternity, is still on probation as it awaits the results of a police investigation of the death of sophomore Sam Mason, who was pledging the fraternity.

Mason was pronounced dead the day after he was seen consuming liquor at a TKE party. It was later confirmed that the sophomore died of alcohol poisoning.

People Mason was with that night put him in a room to sleep in hopes that he would be fine the following morning. He was found having vomited in bed.

Mason was pledging TKE at the time of his death.

The school imposed sanctions on the fraternity and the national fraternity organization did so as well, pending investigation results. The RU chapter is suspended until further details about Mason’s death are known. RU had already placed sanctions on the fraternity for serving alcohol to minors.

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