Delta Gamma chapter closed by national organization

Delta Gamma’s national organization voted to close its GW chapter on Sept 30.

The announcement comes just days before Panhellenic Association recruitment begins. Delta Gamma is the third chapter to close on campus since January 2014. The sorority had lost its University townhouse last January for hazing members, hosting unregistered social events with alcohol and supplying alcohol to minors, according to GW’s student organization sanction website.

Stacia Rudge Skoog, the national Delta Gamma fraternity president, said in a statement that officials at the chapter’s national organization “had no choice but to act quickly and decisively.”

“The high-risk culture, multiple violations and lack of adherence to our Constitution and our policies, along with dangerous and poor decision making, led us to this point,” Skoog said.

In recent months, members of the chapter “have been involved in activities that do not align with the values and standards of Delta Gamma. After high levels of intervention, the decision was made to suspend the charter,” according to a release from Delta Gamma’s national organization.

The chapter has changed its name on its Facebook page to “GW Hot Dam.”

The chapter is still included on GW’s Panhellenic Association website, as well as on OrgSync.

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