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Investigations into six Greek organizations are nearly complete, according to Office of Student Conduct Director Michele Goldfarb.

"The investigating part is over," Goldfarb said. "We're in the process of interviewing a few more students" and then will send findings to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs.

"We should be done with these investigations in the next few days," Goldfarb added.

If violations are found, OFSA will then decide whether to take punitive measures.

The OSC began the six separate investigations shortly before spring break, following allegations that the Greek organizations or persons affiliated with them violated alcohol or hazing policy, or the Code of Student Conduct.

Beta Theta Pi, Tau Epsilon Phi and Zeta Beta Tau are the fraternities being investigated. The sororities under investigation are Alpha Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta and Sigma Delta Tau -- which is currently under social probation and a second probationary agreement for violating University alcohol and anti-hazing policies during its new-member education program last spring.

OFSA Director Scott Reikofski said last week that the investigations are not all hazing-related, not all alcohol-related and not all related to new-member programs.

Neither Goldfarb nor Reikofski could provide any further information regarding the specifics of each case.

A Beta Theta Pi national representative said on March 18 that he was unaware of any investigation into the Penn chapter -- Reikofski declined to comment on why.

The Delta Delta Delta executive office issued a statement regarding the investigations into the Penn chapter.

"The members of Tri Delta's Psi Chapter have been in contact with Tri Delta's executive office and chapter support team," Tri Delta spokeswoman Jessica Chapman wrote. "All parties are currently working with the University of Pennsylvania's Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs to ensure the implementation of continuing education regarding all campus and fraternity policies."

The national offices of the other four organizations declined to comment.

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