The state Department of Health and Human Services said Sunday that it is investigating a potential outbreak tied to a Theta Chi event last weekend.
Eleven people connected to the party have tested positive for the virus, according to university officials.
“Let me be clear: this is reckless behavior and the kind of behavior that undermines our planning and will lead to us switching to a fully remote mode,” UNH President James W. Dean Jr. said in a statement.
It’s the latest cluster linked to a frat party
It’s a challenge for colleges and universities, since preventing large parties has proven difficult.
UNH is pursuing student conduct charges
UNH said it would pursue student conduct charges against the organizers and people who went to the party, and that the Theta Chi fraternity has been suspended.
Still, the university’s president said in a message to the campus community that the “overwhelming majority” of students were abiding by safety measures.