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Greek Life judicial system planned

Beginning next semester, a Greek-led judicial system will handle alleged community standards violations that occur within the Greek community.

This system, in partnership with the Office of Community Standards, is in the early stages of development, according to Beth Hagovsky, Ed.D., director of the Of- fice of Student Leadership and Activities.

Several student members of the Greek community also confirmed the news, stating that they had been informed of these developments during recent chapter

Currently all students, whether or not

they are in the Greek community, who are formally charged with alleged violations of community standards face an administrative hearing by a member of the Office of Community Standards or the Office of Residence Life. Greek community members may also face review processes for violations within their own organizations.

The Greek-led judicial system will be established in conjunction with the Of- fice of Community Standards, but details

about how the judiciary process will actually work are still being developed.

William Bordak, director of Community Standards, said there is “no new ‘judicial board’ or ‘committee’ being created at this time” and defered to Stacey Sottung, associate director of the Office of Student Leadership and Activities and director of Greek Life.

Sottung declined to comment, as did Patrick Rogers, ’18, Interfraternity Coun- cil President and Alex Ator, ’17, president of Panhellenic Council. However, they

conjointly released the following statement regarding the current disciplinary process Greek organizations follow:

“As registered student organizations, Social Fraternities and Sororities must follow all Community Standards policies as well as guidelines outlined by the Of- fice of Student Leadership & Activities,” they said in the statement. “If they violate a policy or guideline, they will be adjudicated by one or both offices, depending on the situation.”

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