IFC council to examine frat doings

By Michelle Isaacson

The InterFraternity Council has formed a judicial board to govern the activities of the fraternities involved with IFC.

Gregg Mylin, IFC vice president of administration, is one of the judges on the judicial board. Mylin said the board consists of eight members. The members include Chief Justice Tim Levandoski, judges Dave Calzaretta, Jeff Cutler, Mark Kocol, Gregg Mylin and Bob Stearns, and faculty advisors Elliott Lessen and Keith Wettig.

The judicial board can issue disciplinary actions to fraternities violating IFC rules and procedures. The sanctions serve as a learning process rather than being punitive.

“They (IFC) formed the judicial board to police or discipline themselves,” Wettig said. “I think the judicial board is an outgrowth of the system maturing.”

The board can issue four types of sanctions. A reprimand is a warning indicating that a chapter’s actions were inappropriate and that subsequent actions should not occur.

A second type of disciplinary action is probation, which can be either for activities/social or intramural. Activities/social probation prohibits groups from participating in some Greek or all university events. Intramural probation prohibits groups from participating in any part of the intramural program, as determined by the board.

The policy states disciplinary action should be given for a specified period of time.

The board also may suspend a chapter from the IFC functions and facilities for a period of time which the board sees appropriate.

The policy gives the board the power to issue fines in accordance with IFC fining system. Fines cannot exceed $10 per member, including actives and pledges.

“The university is letting us make decisions. If they feel that more action is needed, they will add more sanctions,” Mylin said.

“Right now it is possible for a fraternity to get punished by the IFC judicial board, the Student Association, the university and civilian government,” Wettig said.

Mylin said the judicial board currently has two incident reports and two appeals. The appeals involve Delta Chi and Phi Kappa Sigma fraternities.