SUNY Geneseo Suspends Student Organizations For Violating COVID-19 protocols


ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – SUNY Geneseo has issued suspensions to three student organizations for failing to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

According to a letter that college President Denise Battles sent out on Monday, nine students are also on interim suspension, pending a Student Code of Conduct review.


The three organizations suspended include the Theta Chi and Zeta Beta Xi fraternities and the Sigma Delta Tau sorority.

In her letter, Battles notes that there have been institutions around the country having to move to online learning after an unsuccessful in-person start, and she says, “No one wants that outcome for Geneseo.”

Battles says it is critical that various protocols are followed including wearing face masks in areas where physical distancing cannot be maintained and restricting residence hall access to those who are assigned to that building.

Battles says that SUNY Geneseo does not tolerate behavior and jeopardizes health and safety; the university has more information about its policies on its updates and resources web page.

The action follows news this week that SUNY Oneonta was closed by the state for at least two weeks after 105 individuals on that  campus tested positive for the coronavirus.