University of Maryland suspends fraternities and sororities after allegations of misconduct

University of Maryland officials announced Friday the suspension of fraternities and sororities on its campus in College Park, Maryland.

The announcement, cosigned by the Department of Fraternity & Sorority Life and the Office of Student Conduct, arrives on the heels of numerous allegations of misconduct from chapters within the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council that supposedly present threats to “the safety and well-being of members of the University community,” the announcement reads.

Fraternity and sorority councils were informed at a Thursday emergency meeting that further allegations of misconduct could result in an order to cease and desist activities, and the suspension was handed down a day later.

“Despite that warning, additional incidents regarding fraternity and sorority organizations were reported today. Therefore, effective immediately, all IFC and PHA new member program activities are suspended indefinitely, pending the
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