Syracuse University Suspends Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) Fraternity

Friday, Feb 08, 2019 at 10:58 pm by Lilly Umana

By Ricky Sayer – Syracuse, N.Y. (CitrusTV) 

A Syracuse University conduct board has suspended the university’s chapter of the Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) Fraternity for two years, according to Robert Hradsky, dean of students.

Hradsky told CitrusTV that he could not give a reason as to why the chapter was suspended because the matter is on-going.

As part of the suspension, the fraternity is not allowed take in new members during the recruitment process. This year’s fraternity recruitment started Thursday and lasts through next week.

ZBT faced disciplinary action last year after a university investigation determined that members of the fraternity violated the university’s code of conduct. The fraternity was under “disciplinary probation” until December of last year, according to an archived version of FASA’s website.

ZBT is one of 12 campus Greek life organizations that are currently not allowed to operate at the university. The 12 organizations include Theta Tau, whose suspension made national headlines when video surfaced showing fraternity members engaging in actions Chancellor Syverud described as “extremely racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, sexist, and hostile to people with disabilities.” Theta Tau was later permanently expelled.

The FASA website also lists four campus Greek organizations currently under disciplinary probation, one of which also faces a social probation.

CitrusTV has reached out to multiple members of Syracuse University’s Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs. We have not received a response.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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