CMU drops Phi Sigma Phi fraternity after death, misconduct allegations

Posted at 12:36 PM, Oct 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 07:16:09-04

Central Michigan University says it has kicked a fraternity out of school after many allegations of sexual misconduct and hazing and the death of a member.

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Vice President Steven Johnson says the allegations against Phi Sigma Phi show a "significant threat to the safety" of students. He says the university has been frustrated by witnesses who have been uncooperative or unwilling to discuss certain matters.

In a statement Tuesday, Johnson says Phi Sigma Phi is "officially removed from CMU forever." An email seeking comment was sent to the fraternity's national office Wednesday.

In April, 21-year-old Kevin Ajluni of Orchard Lake Village was found unconscious at the bottom of a staircase in April. He later died at a hospital on May 3. Johnson says the house was being used by Phi Sigma Phi for a party.