IFC president resigns
November 12, 2010, 2:48 am · Updated November 12, 2010, 12:00 am·
Following his arrest at Princeton University over the weekend, Interfraternity Council president Christian Lunoe, a Wharton senior, submitted a letter of resignation to the IFC Thursday night.
Lunoe was arrested Saturday at Princeton for obstruction of justice and disorderly conduct. He will be succeeded by IFC Executive Vice President and Wharton senior Pete Becker, in accordance with the IFC constitution.
“After several days of careful consideration,” Lunoe wrote in his letter, “I have made an impossible decision to offer my resignation to the general body of the Interfraternity Council.”
“I must dedicate all of my resources to clearing my name and will no longer be able to effectively administer my duties as President during that time,” he wrote.
Lunoe posted a more candid account on his Twitter account Thursday night: “lookin forward to some free time!”
Public safety officers attempted to escort Lunoe from the Penn-Princeton football game Saturday because he had a “hydration pack with an alcoholic beverage, which was not permitted,” according to Princeton Police Deputy Chief Charles Davall.
Davall said Lunoe was “uncooperative” as officers escorted him from the stadium. From there, Lunoe was placed under arrest but was then released “on his own recognizance.” He faces his first court date in Princeton, N.J., on Nov. 16.
On Monday, Lunoe wrote in a statement that Princeton contacted him before the game to serve as a liaison to Penn’s Greek community. As such, he wrote, he was attempting to iron out a conflict that arose between a student and a security guard at the game when he was arrested.
The IFC issued a statement Thursday announcing Lunoe’s resignation, affectionately referring to him by his nickname, “Vegas,” while applauding him for his accomplishments as president.
“Christian has been one of the most effective, driven, and loyal Presidents the IFC has had the pleasure of calling its leader,” the statement read. “His contributions can never be overstated, as he has spearheaded tremendously successful initiatives for the betterment of not only the Greek community, but moreover, undergraduate life at large.”