Criminal hazing allegations against Sam Houston State University’s Theta Chi chapter were dropped, according to University Police Chief Kevin Morris, because the alleged victims did not want to press charges.
Morris said the University Police Department is no longer actively investigating the alleged hazing in the form of military-style exercises.
UPD will keep the case open to let the victims press charges at a later date if they choose to do so. The statute of limitations for a class B misdemeanor, a charge under which hazing falls in this case, is two years.
“It’s not a criminal investigation,” Morris said. “We would still do an administrative investigation based on statements from the complainants and from the victims. We then take that information and send it to the Dean of Students’ Office.”
The Dean of Students’ Office investigation is still ongoing, according to Dean of Students John Yarabeck.