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Phi Delta Theta Places Charter Of Ohio Alpha Chapter At Miami University In Escrow Status

07.30.2018

Oxford, Ohio, July 30 – Phi Delta Theta has placed the charter of its Ohio Alpha Chapter at Miami University in escrow and is temporarily closed due to violations of risk management policies. Phi Delta Theta is committed to the health and safety of its members.

Phi Delta Theta placed the chapter on General Council probation this past fall 2017 for violations of its alcohol-free housing policy. Since then, the chapter has continued to violate risk management policies.

Phi Delta Theta will return to Miami University during the spring 2019 semester with the support of the General Headquarters, the chapter’s house corporation and advisory board, local alumni, and Miami University.

Founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio on December 26, 1848, Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity has 186 chapters and colonies and 95 alumni clubs across the United States and Canada. To date the Fraternity has initiated over 260,000 men into the society whose founding principles are friendship, sound learning and rectitude.

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3 thoughts on “Phi Delta Theta Places Charter Of Ohio Alpha Chapter At Miami University In Escrow Status

  1. Bad news for Ohio Alpha. Quick question about the terms of the suspension / re-instatement. By “return to Miami University during the spring 2019 semester”, will it be with the existing brothers or a whole new set?

  2. As a parent of a rising Junior at Miami University and a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, I am so disappointed in this decision and especially the timing of the decision. In my opinion, you have failed in your role as leaders and mentors to these young men. It is shameful that you have made the decision to dismiss these young men and form a new fraternity. These men were selected to be part of this organization and earned that honor. You are changing it from a brotherhood to a club.

  3. As the parent of a new initiate (April 2018) into the Ohio Alpha Chapter I am very disheartened with this decision and the manner in which it was delivered to these young men. While the bonds my son and his pledge class formed during pledging as well as the relationships they created with the upperclassmen are irreplaceable these newly initiated young men are no longer allowed to participate in a large part of college life, a part they were all looking forward to enjoying. These young men were informed by email that they are no longer active members of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and have been changed to alumni status. Phi Delta Theta will reopen in Spring 2019 yet they will not be recognized as active members. Where is the brotherhood in that? What has been done to these new initiates only beginning their college careers is very disappointing.