A fraternity at Wesleyan University has been suspended for the 2015-16 school year following an investigation into illegal drug activity.
University officials were informed by state and federal prosecutors that the Psi Upsilon fraternity is under investigation for illegal drug activity that allegedly involves members of the organization.
Wesleyan University President Michael Roth sent out a letter to students notifying them of this suspension.
In the letter Roth said the university received written notice “that on several occasions, some members have organized group purchases of narcotics.”
Police also reportedly interrupted one of these alleged transactions in May.
“In addition to violating Wesleyan’s policies prohibiting illegal drugs, these allegations represent important health and safety concerns for the campus,” Roth said in the letter.
The organization was already on probation as a result of serious violations of university police that happened in prior years.
In December of 2014, the fraternity was placed on probation for alleged sexual assaults.
While the organization is suspended, officials said Wesleyan students will not be able to live in the house and the property is off limits.
“This turn of events is deeply disappointing for so many of us. It is certainly a blow to alumni and students who care for Psi U, and that includes the new women members who had planned to live there this fall,” Roth said in the letter.
The status of the organization will be reconsidered after the investigations are complete.
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