UTA suspends all fraternities and sororities

The University of Texas at Arlington has suspended all social activities for its fraternity and sorority community.

According to a release from the university’s chief communications officer, this decision came following concerns about "the culture of the fraternal community both at UTA and nationally."

This suspension came down on April 1.

It will stop UTA fraternities and sororities from hosting or participating in "social events and functions, including brotherhood and sisterhood events, philanthropic events, new member showcases and social mixers."

During the suspension, the university will have a campus Fraternity and Sorority Life Task Force review the fraternities and sororities. After the review, the task force will recommend steps to "effect a positive shift in the community culture."

Some activities, "including chapter business meetings and community service projects," will be allowed during the suspension, but must be coordinated with the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office or Student Affairs.