Several fraternities and sororities at the University of Michigan stand accused of wreaking havoc by destroying hallways and hotel rooms at two ski resorts. The total in damages is estimated to be at least $50,000.
The Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity and Sigma Delta Tau sorority did significant damage to the Treetops Resort in Gaylord, Michigan, the university said. Sigma Alpha Mu' national office suspended the chapter Thursday, the Michigan Daily reports.
On Thursday, the university said four other Greek houses were implicated in ruining furniture and fixtures and trashing 12 condo units at the at Boyne Highlands resort in Harbor Springs, resulting in thousands of dollars of damage, according to MLive.com. The university said the Pi Kappa Alpha and Chi Psi fraternities and the Delta Gamma and Alpha Phi sororities were involved in that damage.
Around 120 men and women were staying in 45 rooms at the Treetops resort. They damaged ceiling tiles in the hallway, ripped lights out of fixtures, broke furniture and windows, and generally left the place filthy, the Treetops owner told Michigan.com and other local media. Police were needed to escort the fraternity members from Treetops.
The university is asking each national office suspend the chapters while the school investigates.
The university expects full payment by the Greek members.