Oxford, Ohio, December 15 – Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity is currently investigating the Pennsylvania Zeta Chapter at the University of Pennsylvania after becoming aware of an inappropriate image that surfaced this past weekend.
Since learning of the image, Phi Delta Theta officials have been working in conjunction with University of Pennsylvania officials and local alumni officers to conduct a thorough investigation. The chapter’s operations have been suspended during the course of this investigation while all details are gathered and appropriate sanctions are determined.
“We are deeply concerned by this image. Phi Delta Theta is a values-based organization and the lack of judgment associated with this image indicates a disconnect from those same values. Our goal is to determine the organizational issues associated with this misguided decision and to provide both punitive and educational action that will promote reform,” said Sean Wagner, Associate Executive Vice President.
Founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio on December 26, 1848, Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity has 178 chapters and 90 alumni clubs across the United States and Canada. To date the Fraternity has initiated over 250,000 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. More information about the leadership of Phi Delta Theta, please call Sean Wagner, Associate Executive Vice President, at 513-523-6345.