Judge Rules Against Lafayette Frat
A Northampton County judge has upheld Lafayette College's decision to keep the Chi Phi fraternity of campus.
Lafayatte College was within its rights to keep an exiled fraternity from returning to campus, a Northampton County judge has ruled.
The Chi Phi fraternity sued the college last year, seeking permission to reopen its house and begin recruiting new members.
But Judge Emil Giordano found that an agreement between the college and the fraternity gave Lafayette the power to determine when and if Chi Phi could reopen, the Express-Times reports. The frat agreed to shut down in 2005.
Last year, the college's board of trustees told Lafayette's fraternities and sororities they needed to make major changes or risk getting closed down.
This came after a report that found that found criticized the houses for a lack of diversity, excessive alcohol use and unwanted sexual contact involving many students in the Greek system.