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Phi Delta Theta Suspends Operations of Texas Tech Chapter and Conducts Investigation

09.23.2014

Oxford, Ohio, September 23 – Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity is currently investigating its Texas Epsilon Chapter at Texas Tech University after becoming aware of inappropriate images taken this past weekend during an unsanctioned event.

Since learning of the images, Phi Delta Theta officials have been working in conjunction with Texas Tech officials and local alumni officers to conduct a thorough investigation.

The chapter’s operations have been suspended during the course of the investigation by Phi Delta Theta.  Following what is expected to be a swift investigation, further discipline is anticipated for both the chapter and its members.

“We are deeply concerned by the images provided from the event. Phi Delta Theta has zero-tolerance for any behavior that promotes misogyny or promotes a sexually hostile environment. This action directly contradicts the values of Phi Delta Theta and anyone found to be directly involved in the severely misguided decision will be held accountable,” said Sean Wagner, Associate Executive Vice President.

For more information about the leadership of Phi Delta Theta, please call Sean Wagner, Associate Executive Vice President, at 513-523-6345 or at swagner@phideltatheta.org.

3 thoughts on “Phi Delta Theta Suspends Operations of Texas Tech Chapter and Conducts Investigation

  1. I think this incident links to a much scarier potential fact of the chapter culture that accepts this behavior as normal. GHQ should stand their ground and maintain the suspension until brothers who really want a great PDT chapter at TT step up and make the necessary moves to do so. Otherwise, we don’t need this nonsense in our fraternity, joke or not.

  2. Give the men a break. The fact that you are in college and can’t party without it being “sanctioned” is absurd. What happens within each chapter should only be a concern starting with the exec, then the chapter, finally the members involved. It’s sad nowadays social media publizes everything. I’m sure when Alumni was in college in the 70’s and 80’s a lot worse things went on. Remember that before ruling down on a group of men who are bonded by a brotherhood. Regardless if they are suspended, on or off campus they will still be know as a Phi and a brother in the bond. Just ask the Kentucky Epsilon chapter.

    “One man is no man”

    1. On the one hand, I can sympathize with the brother in comment two, I don’t doubt his sincerity. But there are a LOT of things that chapters did in the 60’s and 70’s, and the pre-civil rights era, etc. And a lot of that stuff needs to be left where it is, in the past. We’ve evolved as a society, as a country, and as an organization. I’m sure there are a lot of us, myself included, that wouldn’t have been allowed to join the organization back in those days because of religion, race, sexual orientation and a whole host of ignorant crap. So, “thats how it was in the past just doesnt” cut it. If that chapter or others want to represent Phi Delt, they have to agree to abide by the rules. This type of openly boorish, misogynistic behavior has no place in today’s society.

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