TUCSON — The University of Arizona Theta Chi Fraternity chapter is no more after officials withdrew university recognition following a finding of multiple violations of the Arizona Board of Regents Student Code of Conduct.
Loss of recognition means the fraternity loses the use of university facilities and resources and cannot participate in UofA events, effectively closing it off from the university.
According to the university, the chief conduct violations were for hazing and causing significant harm to a new member. The investigation was initiated after the university received a notice of claim alleging hazing that resulted in injury.
The Theta Chi Fraternity’s international board of directors voted unanimously to revoke the local chapter’s charter. The action closes the chapter and there will be no appeal of the university’s decision. Theta Chi’s leadership has been cooperating with the university.
“I am pleased that the Theta Chi Fraternity’s board of directors and national leaders recognized the need to revoke the charter of the Arizona chapter,” said Vice Provost and Dean of Students Kendal Washington White in a press release. “Greek-letter organizations provide brotherhood, scholarship, leadership, philanthropy and community service; however, it is imperative that we ensure the health and safety of our students. Unfortunately, the actions of a few mean a lost opportunity for the other young men who sought a brotherhood.”
The loss of recognition is in place through May 2025.