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Delta Tau Delta at Indiana University Announces Suspension

Delta Tau Delta announced on Monday evening it has taken steps to suspend its operating charter and initiate withdrawal proceedings at Indiana University, citing multiple hazing incidents during new member education program as a primary factor. A civil suit filed last year alleging sexual assault by Delta Tau Delta members has also led them to withdraw; former member John Enochs plead guilty in June to battery with moderate bodily injury relating to this incident.

Indiana University (IU) has placed the chapter under academic probation and ordered them to vacate its chapter house by 5 pm Jan 29. A spokeswoman noted that members of IU fraternity community are strongly advised to search for housing options through college housing offices; additionally, fraternity’s national headquarters have made arrangements to assist members relocate if necessary.

The national fraternity has taken steps to withdraw its Delta Tau Delta chapter at Indiana University following multiple violations including patterns of hazing, lack of student leadership and failure to manage risk on campus. Furthermore, their review concluded that there had not been adequate responses to issues identified from previous reviews by this chapter.

DTD began at Bethany College in Bethany, Virginia (now West Virginia) in 1858 and now boasts more than 130 chapters and colonies across the nation. Guided by its founding principles of Truth, Courage and Faith, its members strive for excellence every day of their lives.

DTD strives to foster both the academic achievement and community service efforts at host institutions through its members. DTD works closely with Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Since 2012, both organizations have collaborated to offer students multiple avenues for engaging in philanthropy – from participating in local Galas or Walk teams for JDRF Galas or Walk teams, to creating campus fundraising events dedicated to type 1 diabetes research.

Call 6 Investigates has received multiple calls from members of the public over an alleged hazing event at Indiana University’s Delta Tau Delta chapter. According to a civil lawsuit filed on Aug. 16, a group of pledges were forced to consume alcohol throughout the weekend of Aug. 16; one pledge was later forced to vomit as a result of this consumption. Indiana University police are currently conducting an investigation. The university and national fraternity are working in collaboration to investigate any violations to their code of conduct from any hazing incidents that took place, with results expected to be shared with both parties by spring. After receiving feedback regarding its actions, the national fraternity will decide if reinstatement should occur in future. Meanwhile, other chapters which were investigated for hazing including one at University of Nebraska-Lincoln have also been closed by national fraternity leadership.

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