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Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity at Miami University on probation for two years

By Dan Wells – email/bio

CINCINNATI (FOX19) – Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity at Miami University has been placed on probation for two years.

    Official Statement from Zeta Tau Alpha on Beta Delta Chapter at Miami University

Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity agrees with and respects the decision made May 27 by Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) to place our Beta Delta Chapter on probation for two years.

A small percentage of our members violated our national policies while traveling by bus to a social event at the Cincinnati Zoo on April 23, 2010. Their conduct did not reflect the standards and values of our Fraternity. Prior to the university hearing, our National Council had conducted our own investigation that resulted in a Fraternity-imposed probation and educational sanctions that the chapter must follow when school reopens in August.

"We regret that the actions of some of our members and their guests were inappropriate," National President Laura Ladewig Mauro said. "Our internal investigation revealed that the majority of our members and their guests conducted themselves properly during the party at the zoo and on the buses. However, we teach our members that their individual actions reflect on the whole chapter and the entire Fraternity and we must remain diligent in reinforcing our values."

Zeta Tau Alpha installed Beta Delta Chapter at Miami on March 18, 1926. The chapter has been a consistent recipient of Fraternity awards since 2000.

Zeta Tau Alpha was founded in 1898 at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) in Farmville, Va., and has 152 active collegiate chapters and more than 205,000 members worldwide. One of the nation's largest Greek women's groups, ZTA develops members' leadership, academic and service skills, and supports breast cancer education and awareness as its national philanthropy.

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