Unfortunately, the Greek community has lost yet another chapter.
The University of Oregon announced yesterday that their Phi Delta Theta chapter would be suspended from official operations on campus for at least two years following an investigation into an incident at a BBQ. The incident in question allegedly occurred earlier this year.
From Daily Emerald:
A barbecue that led to an under-aged new member of Phi Delta Theta drinking alcohol with a mixing agent he was allergic to eventually brought Robin Holmes, University of Oregon Vice President of Student Life, to uphold a suspension decision made by both the UO Student Conduct office and the fraternity’s national headquarters.
Jonathan Gubler, Phi Delta Theta president, said the fraternity will not be allowed to congregate through parties or events for at least two years. While the fraternity’s national headquarters are urging for a suspension of at least four years, the decision for a two-year suspension is final.
Check out that last sentence, though. The school didn’t feel their violation was worthy of a longer suspension, but the Phi Delta Theta national office felt as though their boys weren’t worthy of seeing campus again before 2019, which is much longer than many suspensions handed to fraternities that committed much more heinous offenses. The excuse being tossed out by their national office is that they wanted to ensure that all current members of the chapter had graduated by the time they saw the light of day again, proving yet again that nationals had absolutely no idea of the daily realities that their chapters face. Nobody actually graduates in four years. Idiots.
When asked for a comment on the situation, the chapter’s president was too fond of the university’s decision and ensured they were aware of his displeasure.
“This by no means means we can’t hang out with one another, but we just can’t do things in an official setting,” Gubler said. “They’re not solving the problem. The members still go to the university, it’s still going to happen underground.”
Expect to see them raging again around 2017..
[via Daily Emerald]
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