Penn State Chapter Closed by Board of Directors

Published on September 30, 2020 in News


September 30, 2020

Media Contact:
Greg Ward, Director of Communications & SAGA Editor

STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA – On September 28, 2020, the Sigma Tau Gamma Board of Directors with the Chief Executive Officer made the decision to close the Alpha Psi Chapter at Pennsylvania State University, effective immediately.

In conjunction with Penn State University staff, a thorough investigation was conducted in response to allegations of hazing and a chapter culture not aligned with Sigma Tau Gamma’s core Principles.

The men who are initiated, still enrolled at Penn State, and are in good standing with the Fraternity will be moved to alumni status. Headquarters Staff is working with university administration to secure a future return date.

Hazing has no place in Sigma Tau Gamma. The actions taken will help improve the overall membership experience and build a foundation for the successful return to Penn State.

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