Another day, another fraternity gets the boot. When will you guys learn?
Just yesterday, the University of Connecticut announced it suspended, pending investigation, its Kappa Kappa Gamma chapter and its Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter. Today, it appears the Phi Delta Theta fraternity at the University of Kentucky may face the same fate, possibly worse.
The UK student newspaper, the Kentucky Kernel, reported the fraternity is currently sanctioned by the university, but it will have the right to appeal the ruling. Dean of Students Victor Hazard (hot damn, what a name) was quoted saying, “Sanctions have been offered based on the gravity of the incidents and prior case history.” Apparently, the Phi Delt brothers have a bit of a history with IFC, but honestly, who doesn’t?
I have heard several theories as to what the alleged incident was, and it’s not pretty.
Phi Delt’s President, Kyle Budde, responded quickly. He told the Kernel, “We are disappointed with the university’s ruling. The serious allegations against us remain untrue and are based on nothing but hearsay and gossip. We look forward to a continuing, fair appeals process.”
Obviously everyone is innocent until proven guilty, but according to numerous unconfirmed online reports and tweets, the Phi Delt brothers are in a little more of a predicament than they’re willing to admit. It appears as though their charter may get revoked, which would result in their dismissal from campus regardless of what the university decides.
Twitter, as usual, provided some evidence as to the fate of Phi Delt:
So now that phi delt’s gone do we still get the tanks we ordered? (Serious question)
— Kendall Kelley (@_KendallAnn) March 11, 2014
Praying for the brothers of Phi Delt…and all sorority girls as they mourn the loss of a great fraternity and the best parties known to UK!
— Tori Wolfe (@torwolfe) March 11, 2014
UK has unshackled their chains on the men of phi delt… We are free now #riseoftriphi
— connor (@connor_joyce_) March 10, 2014
UK said #byefelicia to another fraternity. Sucks for Phi Delt
— Jason Bridges (@jbridge1502) March 10, 2014
Looks like a sleezy DZ was the cause for getting Phi Delt kicked off campus. Was it for Cocaine? Hazing the pledges? Or roofying the girls?
— UK GossipGirl (@KentuckyGossipG) March 11, 2014
Son why did Phi Delt get kicked off campus?! I’m so lost
— Syd The Kid (@SydonParker) March 11, 2014
There doesn’t seem to be much hope lingering in the air for the men of Phi Delt–if Twitter is any indication, the dominos have already started falling. Best of luck to all the men of Phi Delt, and hopefully the truth comes out soon enough.
[via Kentucky Kernel]
Image via phideltatheta.org