Phi Delta Theta’s suspension officially took effect Friday, Feb. 20, according to Chris Lucas, Auburn University Interfraternity Council adviser. He said the fraternity received two alcohol violations and a hazing violation in the same semester in conjunction with a prior alcohol violation in the fall of 2013.
“The suspension for Phi Delta Theta means that the chapter is no longer recognized by the University and cannot participate in Interfraternity Council proceedings or activities,” Lucas said. “Phi Delta Theta also cannot use University facilities, which includes their chapter house, and cannot operate as a fraternity nor represent itself as Phi Delta Theta.”
Matthew White, junior in supply chain management and president of Phi Delta Theta, said the fraternity is naturally disappointed by the decision of the IFC and the Office of Student Affairs.
“It was the result of a very lengthy investigation by the University and the Phi Delta Theta headquarters,” White said. “This was the course of action the University deemed appropriate. I’m just disappointed. I was looking forward for a long and productive term as the president of the chapter.”
According to White, the Phi Delta Theta members will return to their current house on Lem Morrison Drive in January 2017.
Attempts to contact the fraternity headquarters by deadline was unsuccessful.
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