Sigma Pi sanctioned for contempt

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Sigma Pi was sanctioned Thursday, Jan. 25 for contempt, making this the first sanction of the spring semester.

According to the Office of Student Conduct (OSC), contempt is defined as the following:

  • Failure to appear before any university adjudicatory or regulatory body as summoned;
  • Failure to comply with any disciplinary sanctions or interim measures;
  • Failure to comply with the directive of authorized university officials or police officers;
  • Failure to identify oneself or to show an identification card when requested to do so by authorized university officials or police offers; or
  • Providing, procuring, or seeking to procure, false testimony in any university or administrative process.

For its violations, Sigma Pi must “develop leadership transition plan that outlines how the chapter leadership team will communicate pending sanctions to new chapter leadership.” These developments must be completed with a professional staff member in OSFE by April 1, 2018.

Billy Boulden, director of the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Engagement, has been contacted and has not yet responded.

Sigma Pi president Will Rettenmeier declined to comment.

This is the first OSC sanction of 2018. Of the sanctions listed on OSC’s website, 35 are from greek chapters.