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Murray State University suspends Greek social activities

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WSIL-TV - An area university is shutting down all Greek life social activities after a death and sexual assault at fraternity houses. The two separate incidents happened in less than two weeks.

Murray State University today suspended social activities of both sororities and fraternities according to a letter sent to the Greek community by the President and Vice President for Student Affairs. You can click here to see a copy of the letter provided by Murray State News.

Adrienne King, Vice President of University Advancement sent News 3 this statement: 

Murray State University holds high standards regarding the conduct of our student organizations. Based on national trends, and our own review of reports involving Greek activities, and the implementation and enforcement of the Greek Social Event policy, the University has suspended all social activities within the Greek Life community, effective immediately.  In order for us to promote and execute the core values of Greek Life – leadership, scholarship, service and philanthropy, and personal growth opportunities – we must pause to assess our current policies and procedures to determine what, if any, changes are needed.

According the the Murray Ledger, police were called to a fraternity Sunday morning to investigate claims that a woman was sexually assaulted. And, according the Murray State News, Zachary Wardrip, 19, was found dead in the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity house on Sunday, April 29.
 

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