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Delta Tau Delta Fraternity suspends Indiana University chapter for 'multiple instances of hazing'

Posted at 9:30 PM, Jan 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-10 16:45:30-05

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana University chapter of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity has been suspended over 'multiple instances of hazing.'

The governing body of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity voted to suspend the chapter, effective immediately. Members were notified Monday evening.

According to a release sent out by Delta Tau Delta the Indiana University chapter is no longer in good standing and is not permitted to operate in the fraternity's name. 

"The national Fraternity took this action due to the chapter's repeated violations of Delta Tau Delta's risk management policy. Most recently, there were multiple instances of hazing within the chapter's new member education program."

“There is no place for hazing in Delta Tau Delta. It is absolutely contrary to our values and will not be tolerated,” said Jim Russell, executive vice president of the national Fraternity. “The Fraternity is clear about its expectations.” 

This is not the first trouble the chapter has been in this past year. Former member John Enochs was charged with sexual assault at a fraternity party. He later plead guilty to battery with moderate bodily injury and was sentenced to one year of probation. 

A Title IX lawsuit was filed against Indiana University and the Delta Tau Delta last June over the assault by one of its members.

The complaint alleges that the fraternity ignored Enochs's history of sexual assault and failed to put measures in place that would protect a 'foreseeable' sexual assault at a Delta Tau Delta social event at the fraternity house. 

Call 6 Investigates also pulled police records from the Indiana University chapter's fraternity house between January 2013 and August 2016. Several calls were made to the fraternity house over the three and a half year period for multiple complaints. 

You can view a list of those calls below. 

Delta Tau Delta was first established at Indiana University in 1870, and the Beta Alpha Chapter has operated continuously since 1887.

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