After Phi Delta Theta’s permanent suspension from campus last month, Washington University accepted black students’ bid for their former house on Upper Row for fall 2018.
Washington University announced Tuesday morning that the former Phi Delta Theta fraternity house will be designated as a communal living space for black students for the 2018-2019 school year.
After the permanent suspension of PhiDelt, Wash. U. is considering re-assigning fraternity House 5 to one of two groups on campus—black students or the Women’s Panhellenic Association.
Washington University has a pathetic history when it comes to disciplining fraternities for hazing, sexual assault and harassment, racist practices and violating any watered-down punishment.
Washington University suspended junior Chandler Elmore, the Phi Delta Theta member found in possession of an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and a handgun on campus.
Washington University administration has specifically stated that the fraternity’s current status as “permanently suspended” arose “overwhelmingly on other violations.” This might raise another question: which ones?
Washington University Police Department officers searched and found an AR-15 semi-automatic weapon and handgun belonging to a member of Phi Delta Theta, who was suspended from the University Feb. 20. Phi Delta Theta will be permanently suspended from campus for violations of their temporary suspension.
Washington University has launched an investigation against Phi Delta Theta for violating the terms of its deferred suspension by hosting unsanctioned social events.
Dozens of Washington University students attended a Mardi Gras party hosted at the Phi Delta Theta house—a clear violation of their suspension.
The Washington University chapter of Phi Delta Theta fraternity has been temporarily suspended and is currently under investigation by the Washington University Police Department as of Sept. 14.