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After the suspensions of Lambda Chi Alpha and Alpha Chi Rho, the Central Michigan University Greek community is now left with nine social fraternities.
Both suspensions were issued during the month of September, but the groups faced their suspensions for different reasons.
[caption id="attachment_90991" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Trenton sophomore Dori Castignola signs a giant beach ball after donating to the Children's Miracle Network in front of Anspach Tuesday afternoon.
Alpha Chi Rho's Central Michigan University chapter has been suspended from campus for three years because of alleged hazing incidents.
The social fraternity has received a sanction of suspension from CMU until the fall of 2014 for hazing potential members.
Many sorority sisters found themselves jumping for joy as each group welcomed potential new members with open arms Friday afternoon.
More than 260 girls participated in "Jump," a sorority recruitment event, near parking lot 8, where potential new sorority sisters announced what group they will be pledging for the upcoming semester.
Business and brotherhood are more important than fun and games for professional fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi.
The fraternity is concerned with getting jobs for its members and having a place for them to hang out.
"Everyone's good friends, and you really learn a lot of things," said Sterling Heights freshman Mike Panone, who lives in the fraternity house.
Living in the fraternity house is another way the members get the most out of their experience.
The house, 905 S.
More information is becoming available after CMU's chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha had its charter suspended for four years on Friday.
The suspension of the fraternity chapter, which had been located at Deerfield Village Apartments, 3400 Deerfield Road, came after an undisclosed incident Monday, but in an email from Alumni President Ryan Collins to Lambda Chi alumni, Collins said the incident involved students unaffiliated with the fraternity and their use of alcohol.
"What allegedly happened was, there was an incident regarding alcohol during an event at the house.
The Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity's charter is suspended for four years following an incident at their residence Monday night.
The suspension of the fraternity chapter, which had been located at Deerfield Village Apartments, 3400 Deerfield Road, came after an undisclosed incident Monday.
"This decision was not made by the national fraternity, but by CMU," said an email to members and alumni of the fraternity.
As of Friday, Lambda Chi Alpha members are inactive and Ryan Collins, alumni president, called the charter's revocation a "terrible incident." Because decisions are still being made he couldn't comment directly on what happened Monday.
"We are working hard to make amends and correct the issue," he said.
Isabella County Undersheriff John Tellis said no police report was filed Monday regarding the fraternity and Isabella County Central Dispatch officials said no calls were made to police regarding the fraternity.
Collins said the incident was handled by CMU's Office of Student Life in conjuction with the Greek Juidicial Board.
"Tailgate today looked like an empty parking lot, exactly how it looks during the school day," said Taylor senior Deanna Celsi while tailgating Thursday night.
Celsi said she was surprised by how few people turned out to tailgate outside Kelly/Shorts Stadium before the Central Michigan University football team took on South Carolina State in the first home game of the season.
"CMU used to be known for its tailgate and every group on campus was represented — now, there's no one here," Celsi said.
Central Michigan University graduate Casey Smith has seen large improvements in his non-profit organization Cleat Repeat after its creation last spring. The organization collects new and used sports equipment to benefit underprivileged youth involved in sports, who otherwise could not afford the costs. In an effort to continue campus support for the organization, Casey got in touch with sororities and fraternities to benefit Cleat Repeat at Greek Week's Finch Field Games.
Mahogany Jones was eager to perform in Gamma Phi Delta's first hip-hop concert, and to show students there are more than one way to exercise their faith.
She was one of the performers to play in the concert for between 70 and 80 people Friday night in the Bovee University Center's Rotunda.
Central Michigan University's Gamma Phi Delta Christian fraternity wants to expand on the ways students can worship.
The fraternity is hosting its first hip-hop concert 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 25 in the Bovee University Center Rotunda.
Gamma Phi Delta president and Detroit junior JJ Jones said the concert has been a year in planning.
Two new fraternity dwellings for up to 12 occupants were granted special use permits and had their site plans approved Thursday.
The neighboring properties, 1005 and 1007 S. Main St. will be demolished and then reconstructed. Each property will have a rear parking lot with 14 spaces.
The Bovee University Center’s Auditorium was taken over Tuesday night by dancers, singers, guitar players and brothers. Greek life members brought their talent together for their first ever talent show as part of Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s annual Snowfest philanthropy week.
Tom Clark spent 16 consecutive hours outside, including a night in a tent. But the Clarkston sophomore wasn't camping — he was raising cash for kids in need.
Guys standing on the auction block before dozens of screaming sorority girls with fistfuls of money?
Must be Derby Days.
Sigma Chi’s annual weeklong philanthropy initiative has been hosted on CMU’s campus since the 1960s.
Maintaining hope throughout sickness is a difficult task without a community. Delta Sigma Theta wants its members and the campus to know they’re not alone.
Ryan Collins came back with a vengeance in this years Mr. Phisignificant contest. The Holt junior took this year’s crown after being the runner-up in 2009.
Robert VanBuskirk loves scaring people. The Port Huron senior said his favorite way to scare anyone is to get them multiple times at once.
Five-year-old Libby Olson wants to do everything she can to help out her best friend Daisy Higgins.
Daisy, also 5, was recently diagnosed with a rare blood disorder that attacks her right cheek bone, said Crystal Olson, Libby’s mother. She said Daisy needs to go to Lansing every week for chemotherapy.
October is a time of changing colors, creepy costumes and, now, a few very sobering lessons.
Sober in October, a series of events focusing on alcohol abuse awareness, kicked off the month with its first event Tuesday at the Charles V. Park Library Auditorium. About 80 students attended the free event sponsored by Phi Sigma Pi and Students Against Drunk Driving, which focused on drunk driving prevention.