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Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 04/ 5/2010

Va. Tech sorority kicked off campus

By Washington Post editors

Virginia Tech has removed a sorority from campus because of several incidents of alcohol consumption inside the chapter’s house.

The university has denied recognition of the Delta Zeta chapter for two years.

The incidents violate an in-house alcohol ban set by Delta Zeta’s national sorority as well as the university.

Virginia Tech officials say the violations occurred over the last couple years, with the latest incident reported in January.

Assistant director of student conduct Byron Hughes said Monday that sorority members living in the house can stay there until the end of the school year. Virginia Tech’s campus housing division administers leases for Delta Zeta and the 11 other sorority houses.

A representative of Delta Zeta’s national office didn’t return a phone message.

By Washington Post editors  | April 5, 2010; 11:20 AM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
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Oh mannn... a sorority that drinks?? oh no this isnt right... i mean really - wtf

Posted by: rockettonu | April 5, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Surprised it was just for drinking and not drugs, this was definitely the sorority with the worst reputation for everything (coming from an '06 grad).

Posted by: needgrammarschool | April 5, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Whoopie. So VT decides to kick a Sorority off campus. That's really going to accomplish alot. There has been a HUGE drinking problem throughout Blacksburg "the special place," and Virginia Tech through years. It is fostered and nurtured through the tech football obsession, and the tailgating parties...

Yet Tech and Blacksburg pretty much look the other way. The parties and the football programs bring in a tremendous amount of revenue. Virginia Tech's president (Steger) would rather push for the Amethyst initiative and make it a high school problem, then admit the truth... that Tech needs to become proactive in addressing the problem.

Their latest move, notifying mommmy and daddy regarding alcohol infractions is another attempt to pass the buck of responsibility. If tech really wanted to address the student alcohol (or should I say alcoholism) problem then they would bring someone on board to document the parties as they occur around Blacksburg. That would provide VT administration with much needed evidence to enforce their student code of conduct policies... but Tech doesn't want to spend the money, make waves with parental contributing alumni, or truly address the problem. Instead Tech likes to point the finger of blame in every direction other then their own alcohol saturated tailgating party culture.

Posted by: SMULDERRY | April 5, 2010 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Those aged 18-20 are also adults and not "kids" or "teens", meaning they shouldn't be called those words. Virginia Tech has oppressive rules against young women and young men but since the sorority broke the rule in that alcohol can't be consumed inside sorority and fraternity houses, then that sorority has been removed from the university.

Posted by: LibertyForAll | April 5, 2010 10:42 PM | Report abuse

This blurb contains several facts that are misleading and incorrect. The university has recognized Delta Zeta through the most recent round of recruitment in January 2010. I also believe that the national chapter revoked the charter as opposed to Virginia Tech kicking them off, although I would require fact checking to be certain. It is slanderous to post remarks such as this without verifying facts.

Posted by: anonym1 | April 5, 2010 10:49 PM | Report abuse

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