Alpha Chi members questioned after neighbor complaint

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    Editor’s note: This story was edited for accuracy on Sept. 15 at 10:45 p.m.


    Members of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority are undergoing questioning by campus officials after a neighbor complained about noise coming from a residence off campus where two members of the sorority live, sorority members said.

    During the early morning hours of Sept. 7, the Monday of Labor Day weekend, six students attempted to leave a friend’s home and were met by a disgruntled female neighbor, an Alpha Chi Omega member said. The student, who asked to remain anonymous because she wasn’t given clearance from the sorority to speak officially about the issue, said the woman told the students that she had called the police citing noisiness as her chief complaint. The student said she was not present at the time of the incident.

    Another member of the sorority, who also asked to remain anonymous, said she was present when the woman complained about the noise. She said the neighbor also claimed to have made calls to university offices, including the Office of the Chancellor and Campus Life.

    Chaney Hiberd, president of Alpha Chi Omega, said university officials are questioning members of the sorority with little discernment as to who was involved.

    “Girls are being questioned that weren’t involved at all,” Hiberd said. “I don’t have any involvement in it either.”

    Hiberd declined to comment about the incident.

    A member of management at the Orion at Oak Hill, the site of the incident, said there was a privacy clause concerning its residents.

    “Unfortunately, everything that happens on the property, unless it’s common knowledge, is not anything that we can talk about,” she said.

    Paula Fultz, adviser to the university chapter of Alpha Chi Omega, said the group had no comment in reference to the incident.

    “There’s no situation to talk (about),” Fultz said. “We have nothing to share, so there’s nothing to put in.”

    Nick Whitesell, assistant dean of Campus Life, and Katherine Reed, director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, declined to comment on the situation.

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