10 SIU Students Banned from Campus Following Weekend Fight

Dec 4, 2012

Ten SIU Carbondale students have been banned from the campus following a weekend fight.

SIUC Chancellor Rita Cheng says the students have received notices of separation.   The incident occurred Sunday afternoon a little before 5 pm outside of the Mae Smith residence hall.   The fight remains under investigation.

Cheng says the students involved in the incident are entitled to due process under SIU’s code of conduct.  But, Cheng also says campus security is non-negotiable.  She says the university will not tolerate behavior that endangers others and contributes to an unsafe environment.   Cheng also says such incidents interfere with the educational mission and reflect poorly on all students.

Campus officials say they believe the fight was an isolated incident related to an ongoing dispute.