Student injured in fall from window at MIT Lambda Chi Alpha Student is not affiliated with MIT
UPDATE TO THIS ARTICLE: The LCA International Headquarters responded to an inquiry by email, acknowledging the incident and stating that the chapter is under suspension by both MIT and the International Headquarters. It also said, "The Lambda Chi Alpha professional staff is partnering with the university and local law enforcement to ensure a thorough investigation is conducted." Additionally, the MIT Police said that their previous indication that the incident report would be available Tuesday was incorrect, and that they do not release police reports to the media.
A student not affiliated with MIT fell from a window at the MIT chapter of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at about 11:30 p.m. on Sunday and sustained injuries of unspecified severity according to Kimberly Allen of the MIT News Office.
The Boston Globe, which first reported the incident, said the female student was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
MIT Interfraternity Council President Haldun Anil ’15 said, “The Judicial Committee process is being followed. We’re in the process of gathering information.”
Members of LCA did not respond to phone or email requests for comment on the incident. As of press time, the national chapter of LCA had not responded to an email request for comment.
The incident comes about one year after an incident at the MIT chapter of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, in which an 18-year-old MIT student survived a four-story fall through a skylight during a roof deck party. Limits on the occupancy of MIT fraternities in Boston, an effective prohibition of large social events there imposed in the wake of that incident, were finally eased late last week.
The Boston Police Department referred a request for the police report on the incident to the MIT Police, who said the report would become available Tuesday. According to Allen, MIT officials are investigating the circumstances of the fall.