Statement Regarding Incident at Central Michigan University
Friday, March 3, 2017
Posted by: Nicolas Hewgley
Alpha Chi Rho National Fraternity
R. B. Stewart National Headquarters
109 Oxford Way, Neptune, NJ 07753
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Neptune, New Jersey -- In response to the unfortunate incident that occurred at Central Michigan University in October 2016, the National Fraternity of Alpha Chi Rho is appalled and upset by the actions taken by individuals against Andrew Seely. The individuals involved were not members and acted independently. Alpha Chi Rho does not condone this type of behavior—or any form of hazing—and it stands in conflict with our mission to cultivate men of character, honor and integrity.
There is not an Alpha Chi Rho chapter or colony at Central Michigan University recognized by our national organization or the university, and there has not been since 2011. Prior to this incident, when we learned that a small group of individuals had been improperly operating under our name, we promptly sent a letter to these men to stop all activity or representation of our fraternity. There were no members, no colonization plan, or any other recruitment efforts at the time of this incident other than an exploratory effort by the National fraternity to create a colony in the future. In Fall 2016, there were no social events, new member activities, recruitment or organized meetings related to Alpha Chi Rho, nor were they initiated or approved by the National organization.
Alpha Chi Rho is a national men's collegiate fraternity whose purpose is to enhance the lifelong intellectual, moral and social development of our members. For media inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.