UST suspends all campus frats, sororities for SY 2018-2019
Eight months after law student Horacio “Atio” Castillo III died from apparent hazing, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) has suspended its recognition of all fraternities and sororities in the institution for the School Year (SY) 2018-2019.
In a report from UST school paper The Varsitarian on Wednesday, Office of Student Affairs (OSA) Director Ma. Socorro Guan Hing said in a memorandum issued on Tuesday: “The University has decided to suspend the recognition of all Fraternities, Sororities, or similar organizations effective at the start of A.Y. 2018-2019 until further notice.”
Guan Hing added that the decision was made based on UST’s mandate to protect its students. She also directed organizations to stop recruiting students to join their ranks.
“Accordingly, all fraternities, sororities, or similar organizations are directed to cease and desist from recruiting students or engaging in any kind of activities,” Guan Hing’s memorandum indicated.
OSA further instructed students to refrain from joining these organizations.
“All students likewise are directed not to join fraternities, sororities, or any unrecognized student organizations pursuant to the Code of Conduct and Discipline.” /kga
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