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National fraternity closes Franklin chapter

Posted at 8:28 AM, Apr 07, 2016

FRANKLIN, Ind. -- A Franklin College fraternity has been closed after the national office voted to suspend its charter.

The Indiana Delta chapter of Phi Delta Theta at Franklin College was closed Wednesday . The national General Council of the fraternity voted to suspend the charter. 

The council cited risk management violations and failing chapter operations for reasons behind the closure.

According to a release from Franklin College, the school has previously taken action against student misconduct and is investigating allegations of other misconduct.

“While the college community is saddened by this news, it recognizes the national fraternity’s responsibility to uphold its standards and values,” Franklin College President Thomas J. Minar, Ph.D said in a release.  “Franklin College is committed to Greek organizations that live out the college’s mission and values.”

Other fraternities in central Indiana colleges have been closed or suspended recently.

At Purdue, Sigma Phi Epsilon was suspended for four years after it violated the school's alcohol and hazing policies.

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The national office of Alpha Tau Omega closed its chapter at Indiana University after a graphic video surfaced of members engaging in sexual conduct with exotic dancers.

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