IFC considers punishment for fraternities’ bid-night skirmish

The Interfraternity Council met Sunday for three hours to create a proposal that outlined sanctions against four fraternities involved in an August brawl, but James Parker, assistant dean of Campus Life, said Monday he had yet to see it.Josh Schutts, coordinator of fraternity and sorority life and IFC adviser, said he and Dane Pearson, chief justice of IFC, would present the proposal to Parker but as of Monday evening, Parker said in an e-mail he had not seen it.

Don Mills, vice chancellor for student affairs, also said Monday that he also had not seen the proposal, but expects to see it today or Wednesday. He said Dean of Campus Life, Susan Adams, will also see the proposal.

Mills said repercussions for the fraternities could be anything from probation to suspension.

The brawl, which occurred on IFC bid night Aug. 29 on the lawn of Martin Moore Hall in Worth Hills, led to the arrest of three men. Two of the men arrested are members of Phi Delta Theta and the other is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

TCU Police Sgt. Kelly Ham said about 75 to 100 people were involved and Fort Worth police were called in to assist in breaking up the fight.

Mills said Campus Life is dealing with the three men who were arrested.

On Sunday, IFC met in the Brown-Lupton Student Center and heard representatives from the four fraternities: Delta Tau Delta, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Sigma and Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

“They gave their account of the fight, what they saw, what they found out from their point of view,” Schutts said.

IFC executive board members and the IFC judicial board were present at the meeting. The board is made up of delegates to the council from the 10 IFC fraternities on campus.

Matt DiLeo, IFC president, said the judicial board drafted the proposal to be given to Parker.

Schutts declined to tell the specifics of the proposal.

“We hope (the proposal) will be approved by (today) in time for the IFC meeting,” DiLeo said. The weekly meeting will be at 5:45 p.m. today.