Delta Tau Delta suspends Indiana University chapter

Delta Tau Delta at IU shutting down
IU re: frat shut down

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WTHR) - The Delta Tau Delta Fraternity is suspending the charter of its chapter at Indiana University.

The governing body says the Beta Alpha Chapter is "no longer in good standing" and has begun withdrawal proceedings of the chapter.

The ruling came after repeated violations of Delta Tau Delta's risk management policy. Among those violations were incidents of hazing among the chapter's new member education program.

"There is no place for hazing in Delta Tau Delta. It is absolutely contrary to our values and will not be tolerated," said Jim Russell, executive vice president of the national Fraternity. "The Fraternity is clear about its expectations."

National officials of Delta Tau Delta held a meeting last year with members of the IU chapter about expected conduct, but Russell said the chapter ignored the requirements during the Fall 2016 semester "with full knowledge the national Fraternity could revoke its charter."

The fraternity was first established at Indiana University in 1870 and the chapter has operated continuously since 1887.