Kappa Alpha Theta at the University of Michigan Has Been Disbanded

While the bonds of sisterhood may last a lifetime, their campus chapter may not possess the same immortality. At the University of Michigan, the 137-year-old chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta has been kicked off of campus, by order of the sorority's national chapter.


Greek life is notorious for its celebration of tradition and history—so what the heck happened to get the oldest sorority on campus kicked off? Rick Fitzgerald, a university spokesperson, told The Michigan Daily that this chapter of Theta had already been on suspension since January for "violations involving hazing and under-aged drinking."

Liz Rinick, a spokeswoman for the national chapter, had told The Detroit Free Press that "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 principles." Basically, the chapter was already suspended, and then they violated the terms of their suspension. This vague response isn't exactly the tell-all info that we were hoping for, but it's typical that the national chapter is keeping the events that transpired under wraps.