February 11, 2022
Martin Cobb, Chief Communication Officer
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity Closes Chapter at NC State University
OXFORD, OHIO, February 11, 2022 – Today Beta Theta Pi is announcing the closure and disbandment of its chapter at North Carolina State University.
The decision to disband comes after multiple violations of Beta Theta Pi’s Substance-Free Housing Policy and substantiated allegations of hazing within the chapter’s new member program. In response to these behavioral missteps, the General Fraternity conducted a chapter-wide membership review aimed at identifying the group of brothers willing to rehabilitate Eta Rho’s culture and ensure the future of Beta at NC State.
“While embracing the need to hold accountable those who facilitated unacceptable hazing and alcohol-related violations of our policies, this difficult process yielded a core group of men who were willing to commit themselves to a safe and principled Beta experience,” said Beta Theta Pi General Secretary S. Wayne Kay, Virginia Tech ’73. “However, our university partners felt differently and, despite the Fraternity exhausting its appeal options, have decided a period of disbandment is necessary.
Chartered in 2017, Eta Rho is home to 62 undergraduate members and nearly 150 living alumni. The chapter’s charter will remain suspended and in care of the Board of Trustees throughout this period of disbandment.
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 139 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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