Grand Valley frat shut down for repeated drug, alcohol violations


ALLENDALE, Mich. – Delta Upsilon has shut down its Grand Valley State University chapter after multiple drug and alcohol violations. 

The fraternity announced the decision on Thursday, in a press release: 

Effective immediately, the Delta Upsilon International Fraternity Board of Directors has revoked the charter of the Grand Valley State Chapter as the result of repeated violations of the Fraternity's Loss Prevention Policy.

The difficult decision to close the chapter was made following a hearing between the Board of Directors and chapter delegates on Feb. 17. The Board of Directors respects the delegation's commitment to the hearing process and the candor and honesty provided during the hearing. However, the difficult decision to close the chapter was made.

"The decision to close a chapter is the most difficult decision the International Fraternity makes," said Executive Director Justin Kirk. "Delta Upsilon is committed to being the premiere men's fraternity on college campuses today. As such, we hold our members and chapters to a set a standards that, unfortunately, the Grand Valley State Chapter could not sustain." 

"The University believes that a strong fraternity/sorority community contributes much to the life of the campus," said Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Dr. Eileen Sullivan. "Because of that, we look forward to working with the general fraternity headquarters to determine a date that we will welcome Delta Upsilon back to GVSU." 

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