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Students support Phi Gamma Delta’s withdrawal of recognition

Students support Phi Gamma Delta's withdrawal of recognition

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

After the University of Missouri revoked Phi Gamma Delta's recognition as an on-campus organization, students told ABC 17 it was deserved for how the fraternity has endangered students.

Phi Gamma Delta, also known as Fiji, had its recognition withdrawn Friday by the university due to hazing and alcohol violations found through preliminary conduct procedures. The University of Missouri started an investigation into the fraternity Wednesday after it was announced a freshman was sent to the hospital with alcohol poisoning.

Since Wednesday's announcement, students have been vocal about their disapproval of Fiji's actions. Dina Dronjak, a freshman in a sorority, said what Fiji did was "unacceptable."

"It just sends a bad message that all fraternities are bad but they're really not," Dronjak said.

Dronjak said she and her sorority sisters don't feel safe due to recent events and would like to see the university do more to keep students safe.

"There really needs to be more actions and more steps being taken to make not only myself, but my friends and my peers around me feel more safe," Dronjak said.

Ella Landers, a student at the university, said she is "disgusted" by the things brought to light through the university's investigating.

"If guys in frats are doing this to their brothers, then what are they going to do to girls on campus," Landers said.

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Hannah Falcon

Hannah joined the ABC 17 News Team from Houston, Texas, in June 2021. She graduated from Texas A&M University. She was editor of her school newspaper and interned with KPRC in Houston. Hannah also spent a semester in Washington, D.C., and loves political reporting.

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