January 20, 2022
Martin Cobb, Chief Communication Officer
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity
martin.cobb@beta.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Beta Theta Pi Fraternity Closes Chapter at Arizona State University

OXFORD, OHIO, January 20, 2022 – Today Beta Theta Pi is announcing the closure and disbandment of its chapter at Arizona State University. 

The decision to disband comes after a thorough investigation conducted in partnership with the university validated several concerns with Delta Tau’s new member education program. The results of a chapter-wide membership review conducted last fall and aimed at identifying the group of brothers willing to course correct were poorly received by the undergraduates, dashing any hope for positive collaboration between the chapter and General Fraternity going forward. 

“Many of our young men at Delta Tau fell short in sustaining the strong and robust Beta experience the Fraternity and Arizona State communities deserve,” said Beta Theta Pi General Secretary S. Wayne Kay, Virginia Tech ’73. “I am confident this decision creates a better long-term outlook for Beta in Tempe and secures an opportunity for the chapter to reclaim its position as a fraternal leader on ASU’s campus in the future.” 

Originally founded in 1977, Delta Tau is home to some 260 living alumni. The chapter’s charter will remain suspended and in care of the Board of Trustees throughout this period of disbandment.

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Beta Theta Pi is a college fraternity committed to developing men of principle for a principled life. Founded in 1839, today Beta serves more than 9,000 undergraduate members on 140 campuses across North America, nearly 140,000 living alumni members and 1,800 volunteers. The Fraternity’s Administrative Office is located near its founding site at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

 

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