Univ. of West Ga. Sorority Closed Following Hazing Allegations
The Delta Delta Delta sorority at the University of West Georgia has been been closed.
The national sorority has canceled its Beta Iota charter after investigating allegations of hazing. The Tri-Delta executive board has not released details of the investigation or allegations it says "several members" of the house at UWG were implicated.
The following statement was released on Wednesday:
The Fraternity was alerted to alleged hazing and risk management concerns involving several Beta Iota Chapter members. The Fraternity immediately placed the chapter on investigative probation and partnered with the university to conduct an extensive investigation into the allegations. At the conclusion of the investigation, Tri Delta’s Executive Board voted to withdraw the charter of Beta Iota.
“We are deeply disappointed in the choices made by several members of our chapter at the University of West Georgia,” said National Fraternity President Phyllis Durbin Grissom, Southern Methodist. “This decision was made with a heavy heart as our chapter has enjoyed an uninterrupted 44-year history at West Georgia. Tri Delta remains committed to its zero tolerance policy on hazing and will continue to be a passionate advocate for hazing prevention awareness and education across the country.”