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Phi Delta Theta Fraternity Responds to Accident at Tennessee Tech University


Oxford, Ohio, November 15 – Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity has learned of an apparent accident that occurred Saturday, November 13 at the Tennessee Delta chapter facility at Tennessee Tech University, resulting in the death of alumnus member Mason Henry. Since learning of the accident, Phi Delta Theta has been working with the university and the Tennessee Delta Chapter.

Phi Delta Theta holds the health and safety of all members in the highest regard and is investigating to better understand the details of the day.

Tennessee Tech officials offered the following statement to be shared through Phi Delta Theta. “Mason was a former student, and our campus community mourns his loss, and we are heartbroken for the parents, family, and friends who are suffering. Our sympathy, prayers, and support go out to them. Tech offers resources to anyone in our community needing help facing loss and grief, and our counseling center has already offered support to the members of Tech’s chapter.”

Phi Delta Theta’s thoughts and prayers are with Mason, his family, the men of Tennessee Delta, and the entire Tennessee Tech community.


Founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, on December 26, 1848, Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity has 192 chapters and emerging chapters and 85 alumni clubs across the United States and Canada. To date, the Fraternity has initiated nearly 280,000 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. Guided today by its Phi Delt 2030 strategic plan, Phi Delta Theta’s vision is to be recognized as the premier fraternal leadership development society in North America.