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Beta Theta Pi suspended following two-month investigation

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The Beta Theta Pi fraternity house sits on Hillside across street from campus.

The Beta Theta Pi fraternity house sits on Hillside across street from campus.

Selena Favela

Selena Favela

The Beta Theta Pi fraternity house sits on Hillside across street from campus.

Beta Theta Pi fraternity has been suspended — meaning it cannot function as an organization  — until May 2019, following a two-month temporary suspension and investigation.

The fraternity was charged with five violations of university policy, including the underage drinking, social host violation, and excessive drinking subsections of WSU’s alcohol and drugs policy.

Beta was also charged with “violation of law,” which required a membership and leadership review as a sanction. More information about the violation is not given in WSU’s organization-based disciplinary log. The Sunflower has requested a copy of Beta’s conduct case for further detail.

Beta’s full sanctions include: A CHOICES workshop, Student Involvement event planning training, Student Conduct and Community Standards policy and procedure education, Kai Committee training, membership and leadership review, and to comply with national expectations.

Beta was also placed on disciplinary probation until the end of 2020.

The Sunflower requested interviews from Student Conduct, Student Affairs, Beta Theta Pi representatives, and other university officials Thursday. Interview requests were denied, ignored or moved to a later date. This story will be updated with details and interviews as they become available.

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About the Writer
Andrew Linnabary, Digital Managing Editor

Andrew Linnabary is the 2018-2019 Digital Managing Editor of The Sunflower.

He is a senior studying journalism and minoring in English. Linnabary is from Wichita, Kansas. After graduation, he plans to pursue a career in journalism.

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