MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A second West Virginia University fraternity had its charter revoked for bad behavior.
The university announced Thursday the national office of Beta Theta Pi fraternity revoked the charter of the WVU fraternity.
WVU’s Office of Student Activities issued a letter of support for the national decision, “confirming that the chapter has lost all rights and privileges and is no longer a recognized campus group.”
The national office of Kappa Sigma made a similar move Nov. 10, two nights before freshman Nolan Burch, 18, was found unresponsive at the Kappa Sigma house. Burch died two days later and his funeral was Thursday in Buffalo, N.Y. Morgantown police continue to investigate his alcohol-related death.
Earlier this month, 19 students associated with the Sigma Chi fraternity were either arrested or cited for underage drinking and other charges after a rowdy outing in Morgantown’s South Park neighborhood.
WVU issued a moratorium last week on Greek life at the university. It impacts all social and new member activities at fraternities and sororities.
WVU announced Thursday a “national facilitator” would be coming to campus after the Thanksgiving break to “assist students in thoughtful discussions and development of solutions.”