U-M's oldest sorority disbanded

U-M's chapter Kappa Alpha Theta was closed down Sunday.

- The University of Michigan's oldest sorority Kappa Alpha Theta was disbanded Sunday for poor behavior.

Its national organization voted unanimously to close the chapter after it had been on campus for nearly 140 years.

"Despite ongoing support and education provided to the chapter by Fraternity officers and staff, recent chapter activities constituted serious violations of Fraternity policies and were contrary to the Fraternity's basic principles," the national chapter said in a statement.

Jack Herrington, who lives next door to the house, said that although the sorority's charter was revoked, that won't be enough to break the bond between members.

"You just never wish that upon anybody," he said. "The rest of their college career will be very different than they thought it would be."

Prior to the disbandment, U-M suspended the chapter for hazing and underage drinking allegations.

The women living inside the sorority house will have to move out by April 28.


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