Washburn fraternity suspended over inappropriate messages

(KSNT Photo/Brian Dulle)

TOPEKA (KSNT/AP) – One fraternity at Washburn University in Topeka has been suspended over inappropriate messages between members.

Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity says they are currently investigating the Kansas Beta Chapter at Washburn after becoming aware of inappropriate messages between members. The chapter’s operations have been suspended during the course of this investigation while all details are gathered and responsible parties determined.

Since learning of the images, Phi Delta Theta officials have been working in conjunction with Washburn and local alumni officials to thoroughly review this matter.

“We are very concerned by the messages reviewed thus far. Phi Delta Theta is a values-based organization and any behavior or statement contrary to those values is subject to significant action,” said Sean Wagner, Associate Executive Vice President.

University spokesman Patrick Early says the Office of Student Life was interviewing fraternity members.

Jessica Barraclough, the director of student activities and Greek life for Washburn, say the fraternity cannot host any events or participate in any university events during the suspension but members can still live at the house.


KSNT News is working on this developing story and will update as additional information is available.

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