Suspension of Beta Theta Pi Amended; Fraternity to Resume Operation
Posted August 1, 2013 | Atlanta, GA
Following a performance review and collaboration with national representatives, Georgia Tech’s Office of Student Integrity (OSI) has announced that it will amend the disciplinary suspension for the Gamma Eta chapter of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. The updated terms will allow the chapter to resume most of its normal operations, including membership recruitment, immediately.
In a letter sent to current members of the fraternity, OSI Director Peter Paquette announced the chapter’s suspension would be “held in abeyance” until May 2, 2014. During that time, its involvement at Tech will be restricted to academic activities and selected non-academic activities such as intramurals, community service projects and Homecoming. The chapter will also work closely with members of the General Fraternity to initiate a phased reestablishment plan.
“If the members of the reorganized chapter adhere to these sanctions and terms and govern themselves appropriately,” Paquette wrote, “the disciplinary status of the group may be revised or lifted at the conclusion of the academic year.” The OSI decision and reestablishment plan was made in collaboration with the General Fraternity.
In May 2012, the Gamma Eta chapter of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity was suspended, both by the fraternity's national office and the Georgia Tech Office of Student Integrity, for a period of two years. The decision resulted from the findings of separate investigations concerning violations of the Institute’s Student Code of Conduct and the General Fraternity’s rules and policies.