Four fraternities at Radford University are temporarily suspended while police investigate allegations of “possible mistreatment of a juvenile goat,” the university said on their Facebook page.
Delta Chi, Sigma Pi, Pi Lamda Phi and Alpha Sigma Phi are all on interim suspension and “…may not hold any events, this includes but is not limited to meetings, social events (on or off campus), and any event that a reasonable person would consider…” a chapter event. Redford University released the follow statement.
“On Sunday, December 4, 2016, Radford University (RU) was made aware by both concerned community members and students of allegations of possible mistreatment of a juvenile goat by one or more student groups at locations off-campus. The university takes this allegation seriously and immediately commenced an investigation with the assistance of the Radford University Police Department (RUPD).
As a result of preliminary information obtained though the course of the investigation, the Radford University Office of Student Standards and Conduct notified four RU fraternities (Delta Chi, Sigma Pi, Pi Lamda Phi and Alpha Sigma Phi) on December 5, 2016 that they are hereby placed on interim suspension from the university pending resolution of the matter. These notifications were made after consultation with the chapters’ respective national offices.
As conditions of their interim suspension, the chapters have been notified that they “…may not hold any events, this includes but is not limited to meetings, social events (on or off campus), and any event that a reasonable person would consider…” a chapter event.
The university’s investigation into the allegations continues. Students and organizations who are implicated will be held accountable as applicable under Radford University’s Standards of Student Conduct.
Anyone with information regarding the location or condition of the animal, or facts regarding the alleged mistreatment, is asked to contact RUPD at 540-831-5500 or the RUPD Crimestoppers Anonymous Tip Line: 540-831-STOP (7867).”