Tri Delta sorority shuts down IU chapter

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IU Tri Delta house (Photo courtesy of Google Maps)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University’s Tri Delta sorority is being shut down.

Sorority President Kimberlee Di Fede Sullivan released a statement Saturday saying the organization made the decision to withdraw Delta Omicron’s charter. The sorority’s house is located in the 800 block of E. 3rd St.

Sullivan said the decision came after an investigation found members had been involved in “activities that do not represent our high standards or align with Tri Delta’s Purpose – activities that also violated the chapter’s previous probation terms.”

“We are deeply disappointed in the choices made by members of our chapter at Indiana,” said Sullivan. “The decision to withdraw Delta Omicron’s charter was made by the Executive Board, in concert with chapter volunteers, and with heavy hearts for all involved.  We will work closely with our collegiate members, and loyal alumnae and Indiana University through this challenging situation.”

This isn’t the first Greek house at IU to be closed this school year. Delta Tau Delta Fraternity was suspended in January after “multiple instances of hazing” within its new member education program. Another IU fraternity was shut down in 2015. The school’s Alpha Tau Omega chapter had its charter revoked over a sexually explicit video.

IU issued the following statement regarding the Tri Delta shutdown:

Indiana University has been informed by the national leadership of Tri Delta that it has revoked the charter of the local chapter on the IU Bloomington campus and ordered the chapter to cease all activities and disband effective immediately.

The university supports the right of national organizations to hold chapters accountable to high standards and ethical behavior. There are no current university disciplinary actions against the sorority.

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