Miami U sorority in Ohio drops appeal, suspended for 2 years for trashing event hall

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Miami University says a sorority chapter has dropped its appeal of a two-year suspension for bad behavior at a formal held at the Underground Railroad museum in Cincinnati.

The school said Tuesday that Alpha Xi (zy) Delta is suspended until Aug. 20, 2012. Membership will be subject to review before it can be recognized again as a student organization.

Officials of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center reported excessive drinking, damage to the dance floor and bathrooms, and vomiting and smoking at the sorority's formal in March.

Another Miami chapter, Pi Beta Phi sorority, was suspended for one year because of damage and misconduct during a formal at a lakeside lodge.

Both sororities have been placed on probation by their national leadership.