Immediately following the incident two years ago, Phi Delta Theta expelled Jacob Walter Anderson from membership in the Texas Lambda Chapter at Baylor University. Phi Delta Theta believes any individual found involved in abuse towards a woman should be prosecuted and held accountable for their actions.
Such acts unequivocally contradict everything our organization stands for and directly violates our policies. These allegations not only led to the removal of Anderson’s membership, but also a full investigation into the chapter’s operations. This investigation resulted in the subsequent suspension of the chapter’s charter due to violations of our risk management policy.
Phi Delta Theta is a proud provider of Taking a Stand: Preventing Sexual Misconduct on Campus, a program designed and provided by the Fraternal Health and Safety Initiative. The implementation of Taking a Stand has allowed Phi Delta Theta chapters to be valuable assets to the campuses and communities where they exist and empower them to fight the battle against sexual assault.
Additionally, new programs continue to be developed that further promote the health and safety of our members and guests. This includes the recent creations of a Good Samaritan policy, mandatory individual and chapter bystander education, enhanced parent involvement and communication, and required new member program development. Descriptions of all Phi Delta Theta Health and Safety initiatives can be found here.
Founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio on December 26, 1848, Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity has 190 chapters and colonies and 98 alumni clubs across the United States and Canada. To date the Fraternity has initiated more than 265,000 men into the society whose founding principles are friendship, sound learning and rectitude. In 2000, Phi Delta Theta became the largest fraternity to implement an alcohol-free housing policy in all facilities.