WPage 1

Phi Delta Theta Suspends LSU Chapter As It Investigates Tragic Incident


Oxford, Ohio, September 14 – Phi Delta Theta General Headquarters is investigating the Louisiana Beta Chapter at Louisiana State University following a tragic event that resulted in the passing of prospective member, Maxwell Gruver.

As a result of this incident, the Fraternity has suspended the operations at the chapter pending a thorough investigation into the events that led up to this heartbreaking incident.

“First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Gruver family, and all who knew Maxwell, during this very difficult time,” said Bob Biggs, Executive Vice President and CEO at Phi Delta Theta General Headquarters.

Since learning of the allegations, Phi Delta Theta officials have been fully cooperating with Louisiana State University administrators, law enforcement and local alumni officers.

“We’re committed to investigating this situation thoroughly. The chapter and any individuals who are found to have violated our policies will be held accountable,” said Biggs.

Any further disciplinary action against the chapter will be made following the completion of the investigation.


Founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio on December 26, 1848, Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity has 183 chapters and colonies and 95 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.

4 thoughts on “Phi Delta Theta Suspends LSU Chapter As It Investigates Tragic Incident

  1. Oh please, LSU President Alexander! Forget football and baseball. This is what LSU has always specialized in– hazing innocent young Freshman men who want desperately to fit in.

  2. Your alumnae should be more involved in the front end making it clear that under no circumstances are boys to be hazed. This after the fact statement is just CYA

  3. Two things are apparent. The national’s commitment to anti hazing policies and alcohol free housing is being ignored.

    We need to double down on thse issues and we need to do it now

  4. Does this fraternity prohibit hazing in ANY form? If not, to have any respect in society it needs to prohibit it immediately!

Comments are closed.