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Statement on claims made by local chapter following suspension
On March 23, 2017, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln issued the following statement regarding claims made by the local chapter of Phi Gamma Delta. The chapter's claims followed its three-year suspension as a recognized greek organization at Nebraska.
"The university stands by its actions in this matter. Throughout its investigation into several instances of violations of the Student Code of Conduct within its chapter of Phi Gamma Delta, the university worked with the national office of the fraternity as well as members of the local chapter’s board. This resulted in the suspension and rehabilitation plan that was announced on March 21, to which both the university and the fraternity have agreed."
Statement on suspension of Phi Gamma Delta
On March 21, 2017, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln announced that it had suspended its chapter of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity for a period of three years. The measure was taken after an investigation uncovered a pattern of behavior and a series of instances within the fraternity in violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Juan N. Franco issued the following statement:
"We have completed a thorough investigation and review, and we have found a clear pattern of conduct that is inconsistent with expectations for a student organization at our university. We have taken appropriate action to address the chapter's culture and ensure the safety of our students."
Phi Gamma Delta International Fraternity Executive Director Bill Martin issued the following statement:
"The members of the chapter have expressed their commitment to the changes and progress necessary to regain recognition from the university. We all appreciate the opportunity to cooperate with the university to fashion a meaningful rehabilitation plan to accomplish this."
Phi Gamma Delta placed on interim suspension
On Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln placed its chapter of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity on interim suspension as an investigation into a pattern of behavior within the chapter continues.
Juan N. Franco, vice chancellor for student affairs at Nebraska, issued the following statement:
“While behavior outside the fraternity during the Women’s March attracted public attention, our investigation has shown broader conduct issues at the fraternity. This conduct required our immediate action, even while our investigation continues."
Statement on reports of student conduct during Women's March on Lincoln
On Jan. 22, 2017, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln released the following statement.
"The university is aware of the reports regarding actions of some students during Saturday’s march and rally. It is fully investigating the matter. Civil, respectful discourse and actions are a core tenet of our institution and we are always working to ensure that tenet is a reality.”