Two ECU Fraternities Shut Down by Their National Headquarters

Two ECU Fraternities Shut Down by Their National Headquarters


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Two popular fraternities at Eat Carolina University have been shut down by their national headquarters due to negative allegations.

According to WNCT, Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity is closing its Lambda Psi Chapter, effective immediately and will last 4 years. The frat will be able to return in the Fall semester of 2021.

The following statement was released, “In partnership with East Carolina University, Tau Kappa Epsilon has closed our Lambda-Psi chapter. The alleged actions of the group do not align with our principles of love, charity and esteem. We are excited about the opportunity to return to the university in four years.”

The Delta Chi National Fraternity announced its indefinite closure from the ECU campus, effective immediately.

The following statement was released,

“The Delta Chi Fraternity has suspended the charter of its chapter at East Carolina University.

Following an investigation, the fraternity found that there were actions by members of the East Carolina Chapter that constituted hazing, violation of risk management policy, and failing to uphold the values and expectations of Delta Chi. This decision to suspend operations, made in consultation with alumni leaders and campus partners, prescribes the chapter to cease all operations immediately.

“These actions by chapter members go against our expectations of membership and do not align with the Oath of Delta Chi,” stated Keith R. Shriver, executive director & CEO. “We will not tolerate such violations of laws, policies, and principles. The fraternity will work with local alumni, university officials and student leaders to re-establish a membership of values-based men at East Carolina University in the future. We are grateful for our partnership with ECU, and we appreciate the university’s continuing support.”


Written by Clarke Jones