Chancellor Kent Syverud today announced the permanent expulsion of the Syracuse University Chapter of Theta Tau. Steps are also well underway to recommend charges against individual students involved in the disgusting video that surfaced online this week.
Message from Tony Callisto, Chief Law Enforcement Officer
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff:
Earlier this evening, a local media outlet published a story about an incident involving a now former Syracuse University student.
Several law enforcement agencies identified that student as posing a potential threat to public safety. When the University learned about the situation, the student was already out of the country. The student never returned to Syracuse, New York and the Syracuse University community was never in danger.
As a result of the quick action and tremendous collaboration between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, the potential threat was swiftly eradicated.
Because of the nature of the case, Syracuse University honored the request of law enforcement to maintain confidentiality while the investigation was underway to prevent jeopardizing the outcome.
Per our University policy, and because this was a student conduct matter, we will not be providing further details.
Ensuring the safety and well-being of all members of our campus community is and will always be Syracuse University’s chief priority. Any behaviors that violate our community standards, values or Code of Conduct will not be tolerated and will be met with appropriate disciplinary action.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Senior Vice President and Chief Law Enforcement Officer
Division of Campus Safety and Emergency Services