Oxford, Ohio, October 6–Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity has placed the charter of the Texas Epsilon Chapter in escrow and removed from membership any individuals who directly violated organizational policy or were in a position of chapter leadership. These actions occurred immediately following the investigation regarding inappropriate signage at an unsanctioned chapter event held September 19.
The remaining members will have all activities limited to education in the areas of sexual assault prevention and bystander behavior, improving chapter operations, community service and philanthropic activities.
Other sanctions against the chapter include an assessment that will fund the aforementioned bystander education for the entire Texas Tech Greek Community and will help implement sexual assault prevention education locally and throughout Phi Delta Theta. The chapter will additionally provide over 10,000 hours of community service to organizations who are dedicated to rape crisis and sexual assault prevention.
“When reviewing this reprehensible behavior, there was a clear lack of leadership that created an environment that was disrespectful to women. The disciplinary actions ensure that any individuals who were directly involved or failed to fulfill their obligation to act in the best interest of the organization are no longer involved with Texas Epsilon. Part of our mission within Phi Delta Theta is to educate, and the intent of the comprehensive education offered is to empower remaining members with knowledge to help fight sexual assault at Texas Tech and other college campuses” said Associate Executive Vice President Sean Wagner.
For more information about the leadership of Phi Delta Theta, please call Sean Wagner, Associate Executive Vice President, at 513-523-6345 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.