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Notice Regarding the Omega Alpha Chapter of Delta Phi

Contact:  [[e|jwwheeless, Joe Wheeless]], Assistant Director of Student Leadership Development

Summary

As of March 3, 2020, the Omega Alpha Chapter of Delta Phi Fraternity has been suspended as a recognized student organization through the spring 2024 semester. This suspension is the result of violations of the William & Mary hazing policy and university alcohol policy.

Full Description
As of March 3, 2020, the Omega Alpha Chapter of Delta Phi Fraternity has been suspended as a recognized student organization through the spring 2024 semester. This suspension is the result of violations of the William & Mary hazing policy and university alcohol policy. This decision comes at the conclusion of a university investigation and finding of responsibility by the Office of Community Values and Restorative Practices. Contributing factors for the period of suspension were findings of responsibility for hazing policy violations in both 2013 and 2016.

During the period of suspension, the Omega Alpha Chapter of Delta Phi Fraternity is not recognized as a student organization, is not allowed to participate in or sponsor activities, and will be denied the use of all university facilities and resources. This includes the loss of Special Interest Housing status.

Decisions to suspend a chapter’s recognition as a student organization by the university are not made lightly and are done after careful consideration and investigation. At William & Mary, being demeaned or exposed to harm in the process of joining an organization should never be part of campus life. If you or your organization want to learn more about hazing prevention, you are encouraged to reach out to the William & Mary Hazing Prevention Coalition for resources and assistance.