Delta Tau Delta suspends charter of TCU’s chapter

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The national office of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity announced Wednesday that it suspended the TCU chapter effective immediately in part due to hazing incidents that took place this semester.

The decision comes after, “an investigation confirmed multiple violations of the fraternity’s risk management policy, including hazing, during the fall 2017 semester,” according to a press release.

The Epsilon Beta Chapter was informed of the decision Dec. 3. It is no longer in good standing or permitted to operate in the name of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, according to the release.

“This is a painful but necessary action,” Jim Russell, executive vice president of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity said in the press release. “This chapter, including its leadership, willfully violated not only the Fraternity’s risk management policy but also our stated values. Hazing is an aberration to those values. It cannot and will not be tolerated.”

The Epsilon Beta Chapter was founded in 1955 as the fraternity’s second chapter in Texas. It has
operated continuously since then and initiated 1,332 men into Delta Tau Delta.

“It is our strong desire to return to active status in the Texas Christian community at a time in the future,”
Russell said in the release. “Our relationship with the university has been strong for decades with many Delt alumni taking leadership roles at TCU and in the larger community. We value that relationship.”

Representatives from TCU’s Office Fraternity and Sorority life did not return request for comment.

Epsilon Beta Chapter President’s said he had no comment.