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ST. LOUIS (KMOX/AP) — A fraternity at Washington University has been suspended after a university police investigation found “significant violations.”

The university said in a statement Thursday that the violations by the Phi Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity were discovered as part of an investigation by the Washington University Police Department and that the investigation is continuing.

Effective immediately, the Phi Chapter of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity is not a recognized fraternity at Washington University in St. Louis.  This decision is based upon significant violations of University policies, which came to light as part of an ongoing investigation by the Washington University Police Department. In addition, the National Fraternity of Sigma Alpha Mu has disbanded the chapter. The University will make no further comment on this ongoing investigation until it is complete and has been turned over to and reviewed by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s office.

The university said it wouldn’t be commenting further until the investigation is completed and reviewed by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s office.

Student Live, the independent newspaper of Washington University on July 8 reported that Washington University’s Office of Greek Life would no longer recognize its chapter of Sigma Alpha Mu, the University announced following a vote by the fraternity’s Board of Directors to disband the chapter on July 3.

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