A Northampton County judge has upheld Lafayette College's decision to keep the Chi Phi fraternity of campus.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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 …
Chi Phi fraternity alumni are suing Lafayette College to collect revenue it says the school should pay them for using its 100-year-old fraternity house, according to The Morning Call.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Alumni from the Chi Phi fraternity at Lafayette College are suing the college, saying it owes the frat $208,000 for using its house on campus and allowing the building to fall into disrepair, according to a Morning Call story. Fraternity alumni are seeking control of the house, called Vallamont, at a trial in Northampton County Court. The college started using the house in 2005 after the Chi Phi chapter was closed because a keg of beer was discovered there. Lafayette made a deal with the fraternity that the college could occupy the house for six years while Chi Phi sought to be reinstated by the college board of trustees, according to testimony by alumnus Jerry Blakeslee. The board rejected the fraternity's application last year and Chi …