GW evicts Sigma Delta Tau from townhouse for hazing

The University removed the sorority Sigma Delta Tau from its on-campus townhouse starting this semester because of a hazing charge.

Associate Dean of Students Tim Miller confirmed Tuesday that the chapter was charged with hazing last month and their housing agreement was terminated “as part of disciplinary action.” Miller said the six residents of SDT’s F Street townhouse have received new room assignments.

Last semester’s SDT president Liel Azoolin did not immediately return a request for comment. Miller declined to comment on the specific hazing charge.

The chapter is the second to lose spring housing under a cloud of hazing. Last month, the fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi was evicted from its 22nd Street townhouse.

“This action from the University is the result of a thorough review into multiple accounts of misconduct and neglect of University property,” Miller said Tuesday about AEPi.

Miller has said the University had counted 17 instances of hazing in Alpha Epsilon Pi since August 2012 and also cited damages to the chapter’s townhouse.

He did not immediately return a request for comment on which groups would take over the two vacant townhouses.

This post was updated Jan. 8 at 11:12 p.m. to reflect the following correction:
Liel Azoolin was last semester’s SDT president, not the current president as previously reported. We regret the error.

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