The Delta Tau Delta Fraternity at Kent State University has been suspended by the national office and the university during a review of the chapter’s internal operations.
“The national office of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity recently issued a cease and desist notice to its Kent State chapter,” Kent State spokesman Eric Mansfield wrote in an email. “The university subsequently issued a similar notice — to cease all fraternity activities — to the chapter and began investigating allegations of conduct disruptive to the university. No other information will be released at this time.”
The interim suspension began on Feb. 28, according to officials at the fraternity’s national headquarters. No specific information has been released by the fraternity or the university about what allegations have been made against the chapter.
“The central Office and chapter are working in partnership with the Kent State University administration on this matter,” Jean Lloyd, a spokeswoman for Delta Tau Delta, wrote in an email. “The suspension will be lifted once the review is complete.”
The Kent State chapter was in the news last fall when it was warned by the city of Kent over a “Consent Matters” banner fraternity members had hung on the outside of their house on East Main Street as part of a campuswide anti-hazing and anti-sexual assault event. The city said the fraternity was violating its temporary sign rules.