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VCU Expels Fraternity For Violating University Policies

Virginia Commonwealth University
FILE PHOTO: A consulting firm will issue a report on Virginia Commonwealth University's fraternity and sorority community this summer. (Crixell Matthews / VPM)

Virginia Commonwealth University has expelled Delta Chi fraternity for violations that allegedly led to the death of a student. 

In a statement released Thursday, university officials said they found that the fraternity violated policies on hazing, alcohol, and COVID-19 in the run-up to the death of Adam Oakes. 

The 19-year-old was found dead in late February in off-campus housing. A medical examiner said last week it was caused by alcohol poisoning. 

Richmond police are still investigating the case.  

VCU has hired a consulting firm to issue a report on the school’s fraternity and sorority community this summer. 

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