GW investigates Beta Theta Pi for alleged hazing

Beta Theta Pi has suspended all chapter activities as the University investigates reports of hazing within the chapter.

Chapter president Colin O’Brien said Friday that the fraternity’s national organization is working with GW to investigate the alleged violations. GW informed the chapter about the allegations Thursday night, O’Brien said.

“We are taking them very seriously, and our chapter will cooperate fully with university officials with any investigation,” O’Brien said in an email.

O’Brien declined to comment on the nature of the alleged hazing violations, how many members were involved or whether the chapter’s pledge class is still active.

Tim Miller, director of the Center for Student Engagement, said his staff is working with Beta’s national organization to “conduct a prompt and thorough inquiry of the alleged violations.”

Fred Myrtle, the national director of chapter operations, added that the chapter is cooperating with the investigation, but declined to comment further.

The incident is the second hazing investigation of a Greek chapter this month. GW began investigating Sigma Delta Tau for allegedly hazing new members. That investigation is still ongoing, Miller said Friday.

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