University of Michigan fraternity causes $50k in damages at ski resort

University of Michigan fraternity causes $50k in damages at ski resort

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University of Michigan fraternity causes $50k in damages at ski resort

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A University of Michigan fraternity has apologized for causing $50,000 in damage to Treetops Resort

Treetops Resort manager Barry Owens said the students were escorted from the premises by Michigan State Police last weekend after the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity members caused significant damage to furniture, carpet, walls and ceilings.

“They caused an excessive amount of damage,” Owens said. “The rooms were just a pigsty. Unfortunately, I’ve been in this business for 30 years and it’s the worst condition of rooms that I’ve ever seen. There were broken ceiling tiles in the hallway, broken furniture, broken windows. There’s carpet that’s going to need to be replaced.”

Owens said there were more than 120 people, men and women, in about 45 rooms.

“A lot of the rooms were just very, very dirty,” he said. “There were holes in the walls and different things like that. They were very disruptive to additional guests that were here.”

The resort is considering criminal charges against the fraternity.

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