Samford’s Sigma Nu fraternity has been moved into a receivership status according to chapter President Matthew Holland. This means the organization will have an alumni board with direct supervision of the fraternity and they will lose designated housing for the next year. In addition, the fraternity’s national office and the Samford administration will have some oversight of the organization. According to Holland, the fraternity has failed to live up to Samford’s values over the past few years.
“It is expected that the Chapter will earn the right to restore the designated housing for the 2019-20 academic year should the fraternity be successful in restoring the fraternity to good standing with the University,” Holland said.
The fraternity will continue operations as any other organization on campus while in the receivership status.
Rumors previously spread before that the university had suspended Sigma Nu for two years, but those rumors have been proven false.
“Sigma Nu at Samford generally has not lived up to its own creed, nor the values required by the University. However, the chapter is committed to reform and restoring itself into good standing with the Samford Community,” Holland said.
The Iota chapter of Sigma Nu was founded in 1879 at Howard College and would later be the first fraternity to build a house on Samford’s campus when the school moved to Homewood. The current Sigma Nu house located in West Campus, and was built in 1990, according to the organization’s website.
“I think you will see a notable difference in this chapter over the next year. Living up to our creed and upholding Samford’s values in a way that we have not recently,” Holland said.
The Office of Greek Life declined to comment for this story due to greek organization proceedings being confidential.
Daniel Dotson, News Writer