FarmHouse International Fraternity closes Mizzou chapter

1 year 8 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, March 20 2018 Mar 20, 2018 Tuesday, March 20, 2018 11:23:00 AM CDT March 20, 2018 in News
By: Monica Dunn, KOMU 8 Desk Producer

COLUMBIA-- FarmHouse International Fraternity announced Tuesday it will close its University of Missouri-Columbia chapter after a joint investigation on hazing and alcohol violations. 

MU and FarmHouse conducted this investigation after allegations of campus and fraternity hazing and alcohol policies, according to a press release from MU News Bureau.

The Columbia Police Department will also investigate, and MU Chancellor Alexander Cartwright said the university will assist in any way needed.

“We fully support this action by FarmHouse, and I will not tolerate this type of behavior,” Cartwright said.

An external report by Dyad Strategies was released in October that presented recommendations to improve the Greek system at MU.

“Any person or action that compromises the safety of students on our campuses will be dealt with swiftly and strongly," Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Gary Ward said. "Every student and parent should know that I am committed to making Mizzou’s Greek community a national model that provides students with an excellent and safe collegiate experience."

Alumni, friends of the university, students, staff and faculty have been reviewing the report and recommendations. Decisions related to some recommendations are expected before the end of the current semester, according to the press release from MU News Bureau.

“There are many students trying to do the right thing and change the culture here and across the country as it relates to fraternities and sororities," Cartwright said. "We appreciate the cooperation we are receiving from FarmHouse headquarters and will continue our work to make the MU Greek community a model for the nation.”

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