Beta Theta Pi At Northwestern Suspended For Serving Alcohol To Minors

The Beta Theta Pi fraternity chapter at Northwestern University has been suspended for allegedly serving alcohol to minors.

According to an announcement from Northwestern’s Interfraternity Council and Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life on Tuesday, December 11, a student conduct panel found the fraternity responsible for distributing alcohol to minors.

In their statement, the Northwestern’s Interfraternity Council and Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life said a panel consisting of Northwestern staff and students found that Beta Theta Pi violated social rules and were responsible for “misconduct within the student conduct process.

As a result of their suspension, Beta Theta Pi is now barred from recruiting or hosting any events that promote the fraternity. They will be allowed to reestablish themselves on campus in 2022.

The suspension of Beta Theta Pi at Northwestern University is the latest major Greek life suspension, expulsion, disaffiliation, or overhaul in the last year, as schools such as Indiana University, the University of Michigan, Ohio State University, Texas State, Florida State, Ball State, Louisiana State, and Penn State have all suspended fraternities for various reasons.

Fraternities have been suspended or expelled across the nation as Greek life organizations and universities attempt to grapple with the pitfalls of hazing, alcohol and drug abuse, and sexual assault.

Schools such as Indiana University, the University of Michigan, Ohio State University, Texas State, Florida State, Ball State, Louisiana State, and Penn State have all suspended or expelled fraternities for various reasons.

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