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Miami U sorority rescinds appeal; gets 2 year suspension

OXFORD, OH (FOX19) - A sorority at Miami University has rescinded its appeal for suspension after a wild spring formal.

The Alpha Xi Delta sorority will be suspended for two years.

Officials at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center say the sorority damaged property and engaged in unruly behavior during its spring formal on March 26.

The sorority was found responsible for violating Damage, Theft, or Unauthorized Use of Property, Prohibited Use of Alcohol and Disorderly Conduct of Miami's Code of Student Conduct.

In an administrative hearing April 27, the sorority pleaded responsible for violating Prohibited Use of Alcohol and Disorderly Conduct, but not responsible for violating Damage, Theft, or Unauthorized Use of Property. After a full hearing, the sorority was found responsible for all violations.

Alpha Xi Delta sorority appealed the decision to the university appeals board on May 7 but rescinded the appeal on Monday.

The following sanctions have been imposed on the sorority:

* The Zeta Nu Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta sorority is suspended from Miami University from May 14, 2010 to August 20, 2012.
 
* Beginning in the fall of 2012, a member review of the current membership of the sorority is to be conducted to determine those members deemed qualified to help re-establish the chapter on Miami's campus.  This membership review is a condition of the sorority's return to Miami as a recognized student organization.

"The suspension is a reminder of the conduct and values we expect of our members and serves as a life lesson," the sorority said in a statement. "Our sincere desire is that when Zeta Nu Chapter returns to campus in 2012, it will be with a membership fully dedicated to the values and mission of both Alpha Xi Delta and Miami University."

Alpha Xi Delta was the second sorority at Miami to face trouble. The Pi Beta Phi sorority of Miami was also suspended for a year after a wild spring formal at Lake Lyndsay Lodge.


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