Stanford’s Sigma Chi fraternity lost its charter Thursday, University officials confirmed to The Daily Friday evening.
The alleged drugging of several Stanford students by a non-Stanford student at the Sigma Chi fraternity house in January has motivated some Row houses to institute new practices to prevent future drugging incidents. Others, however, have not made such changes.
In the 2018-2019 school year, the Sigma Chi house will become a tier-three residence and allow non-members to live in its Mayfield Avenue house. The change follows the conclusion of an investigation by Sigma Chi International during which the fraternity was barred from participating in spring recruitment, leaving them without a 2018 pledge class.
Following an alleged drugging incident last month by a non-Stanford student at an event hosted by Sigma Chi, the alumni organization that owns the Sigma Chi house says it will ban alcohol from the house completely starting this April and has restricted social events that can be hosted there.
At least five members of Pi Beta Phi and two members of the men’s rowing team suspect that they were drugged by a non-Stanford student visiting members of Stanford’s men’s rowing team at the Sigma Chi fraternity house on Friday night.