The Theta Iota (Middle Tennessee State University) chapter of Sigma Nu was suspended on Wednesday for hazing and alcohol violations according to a statement from the university.
The fraternity has been under investigation by the university and national organization since August when the university received a video of a party that appeared to have taken place at the fraternity’s on-campus house. The video, containing alcohol and nudity, surfaced while the fraternity was already on probation from the university after “multiple alcohol violations and hazing.”
“Sigma Nu regrets the loss of the Theta Iota chapter. However, in keeping with our mission to develop ethical leaders, the fraternity cannot tolerate such violations of its law, policies and principles,” said Brad Beacham, executive director of Sigma Nu Fraternity, in a Tuesday release from the fraternity. “We will work with Theta Iota alumni leaders, university officials and student leaders to re-establish this legacy of leadership at MTSU in the future. We are grateful for our strong partnership with MTSU, and we appreciate the university’s continuing support,” Beacham said.
The fraternity will be eligible for reinstatement to the university in the spring semester of 2019.
“We appreciate the leadership put forward by Sigma Nu’s national organization and concur with its decision,” MTSU vice president of marketing and communication, Andrew Oppmann, said “We look forward to working with Sigma Nu officials when the chapter is eligible for reinstatement.”