The Sigma Chi fraternity chapter at LSU has been placed on interim suspension, LSU Media Relations Director Ernie Ballard confirmed late Wednesday.

Ballard said the chapter is suspended, pending an investigation, and that the fraternity received the interim suspension letter Nov. 3.

“LSU placed them on interim suspension pending an advocacy and accountability investigation and organization accountability process,” Ballard said.

In cases involving Greek organizations, Greek Life initiates the investigation, and when warranted, the Student Advocacy and Accountability Office issues an interim suspension, Ballard said.

Beyond that, he said, he doesn’t “have any specific details as the matter is under investigation.”

The fraternity, located on 27 Dalrymple Drive, has 150 members, Ballard said.

He said possibly vacating the house is not being discussed at this time.

This suspension comes after LSU’s Acacia fraternity was booted from campus in March, at least through 2018, following an investigation into allegations of hazing. The university said it confirmed accusations of forced alcohol consumption and physical violence, as well as other Student Code violations in that case.

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