By NEMS Daily Journal
OXFORD – The University of Mississippi Judicial Council on Monday lessened the suspension of Sigma Chi fraternity that was handed down earlier this semester.
The fraternity’s Ole Miss chapter was facing a two-semester suspension for a second violation of the university’s alcohol policy. Members would not have been able to live or dine in their house nor to participate in Rush, the annual Greek recruitment week.
The group appealed the initial decision, arguing that the punishment was too harsh.
“Now we’ll be able to eat in the house, so our cooks will be able to keep their jobs, and we’ll be able to have chapter meetings,” said Buckner Corso, the chapter president. “This gives us a chance to really improve. The only restriction is that we can’t have parties, and that’s something we can live with.”