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SFA dean says Sigma Chi members did right thing by reporting hazing

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NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Stephen F. Austin State University's dean of student affairs said Thursday that members of the school's Sigma Chi fraternity did the right thing when they reported a hazing incident that occurred at a pledging ceremony back in January.

“We're very proud of all of our Greek organizations and particularly proud of Sigma Chi,” said Dr. Adam, SFA's dean of student affairs. “Everything we're learning about this tells us they did the right thing. We train our students to prevent hazing on our campus, and I think it makes us all proud to know that when our students see something that doesn't jive with their individual values that they take action on that."

The president of SFA's Interfraternity Conference, Miguel Rodriguez, said he's honestly very proud of SFA's Sigma Chi chapter for reporting an alleged hazing incident at a joint pledging ceremony at University of Houston.

The event happened back in January, but Rodriguez said he learned of the allegations on Monday from his university advisors.

Peck said he's had conversations with Sigma Chi national headquarters about the situation. However, he said that he didn't want to comment on another university's ongoing investigation.

No wrong doing of any type has been alleged against members of SFA's Sigma Chi chapter, Peck said.

Next month, SFA's Sigma Chi celebrates its 40th anniversary with three days of activities beginning April.

According to an Associated Press story, the University of Houston suspended its Sigma Chi chapter earlier this month, following allegations of “hazing that jeopardized students' health and safety.”

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