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Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity Response To Georgia Tech Situation



Last week Phi Delta Theta became aware of discriminatory speech allegations made against the Georgia Delta Chapter at Georgia Tech University. The allegations stemmed from a student walking by the facility who would later report via social media of their experience.

Since learning of the incident, Phi Delta Theta officials have been working in conjunction with alumni and Georgia Tech University officials to conduct an investigation. Through a preliminary investigation there is no indication that members of the Phi Delta Theta chapter at Georgia Tech were involved in such an act. Phi Delta Theta was founded on the principles of Friendship, Sound Learning, and Rectitude. Any behavior that contradicts the spirit of inclusion and sensitivity to multicultural issues would be in violation of these principles and anyone determined to be involved will be held accountable.

Founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio on December 26, 1848, Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity has 190 chapters and colonies and 90 alumni clubs across the United States and Canada. To date the Fraternity has initiated over 255,000 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.