November 30, 2017 07:33 PM
University police at The College at Brockport are investigating an unrecognized fraternity on campus for allegations of hazing.
Campus police have questioned several students at a house on Monroe Avenue. Around 1 Thursday morning, our crews saw three people walk out of the University Police station and back to the house.
Members of the fraternity, known as the Delts, were inside, according to college officials. A recent graduate tells us this is fraternity house where parties are held. College officials say a search warrant was executed Wednesday night as part of an investigation into hazing allegations.
School officials were clear that this fraternity is not recognized by the college. It hasn't been sanctioned by the school since 2001.
In a statement, college officials said, “We regularly educate and warn students and their parents of the dangers associated with such unrecognized groups and will continue to do so. We have zero tolerance for this group's behavior.”
News10NBC spoke with one of the men who lives at the house and was detained. He acknowledged this is an unsanctioned fraternity and says eight men live there. He says they have every right to assemble and be here. According to the search warrant he showed us, police were looking for drugs and evidence of hazing when they raided the home Wednesday night.
“Colleges and universities across the nation are regularly forced to deal with the dangers presented by various unrecognized groups of individuals who attempt to pass themselves off as fraternities and sororities—The College at Brockport is no exception. Those detained last evening have been identified as a member of a group that calls itself “The Delts.” The Zeta Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Phi National Fraternity was revoked by the National Fraternity’s Grand Council and closed by The College at Brockport in 2001. Since then the College has done everything in its authority to prohibit the continued, unrecognized activity of this collection of individuals. We regularly educate and warn students and their parents of the dangers associated with such unrecognized groups and will continue to do so. We have zero tolerance for this group’s behavior.
"We would like to thank our University Police officers and those who assisted them, including Brockport Village Police, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, and the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, for everything they do—today and every day—to make The College at Brockport a safe and great place at which to learn.”
Updated: November 30, 2017 07:33 PM
Created: November 30, 2017 06:24 AM
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