Carroll University Suspends Century-Old Fraternity 'Indefinitely'

Citing Beta Pi Epsilon's inability to find an adviser and a record of "disruptive" conduct, Carroll University informs alumni of 106-year-old fraternity that it has been suspended.

The inability to find a faculty adviser for the Beta Pi Epsilon fraternity was the last straw for

The 106-year-old fraternity has been suspended from the university “indefinitely,” according to a letter from the university to fraternity alumni. The fraternity missed two deadlines to obtain an adviser, the letter states.

“Unfortunately, in more recent years, current members of the fraternity have fallen short in their academic endeavors and their conduct record has frequently proven disruptive,” the letter states. “This has placed the fraternity in an untenable position. These issues have continued after several years of concerted efforts on the part of Beta Pi Epsilon alumni and university administrators to help correct the performance of current members.”

The letter states the university will work with the fraternity’s members to restart the fraternity with its key values — strong academics, community service, philanthropy and to be respected young men.

Beta Pi Epsilon had as of November 2011.

“It would be our sincere hope that Beta Pi Epsilon fraternity could be restarted with a new dedication to uphold the fraternity’s traditions and values,” the letter states.

The fraternity’s Facebook page has been filled with comments supporting the Beta Pi Epsilon members since they were informed about the suspension. Comments range from thanking the fraternity for its involvement in picking up trash in the community to saying the fraternity members are “a great bunch of young men.”

The fraternity responded to the comments of support on its Facebook page:

“The support everyone is giving is amazing! Thank you so much for everything that you're doing! WE LOVE YOU ALL!”

Patch attempted to contact the fraternity members via its Facebook page, but as of late Wednesday has not received any replies.

Meanwhile, a local blogger from Carroll University shared her support for the fraternity. The blogger, Stacy Jantz, wrote how Greek life at the university affected her four years at Carroll:

As a freshman at Carroll, Beta Pi Epsilon was the first Greek organization that I encountered. They are an extremely outgoing group of men who gave me such a positive outlook on Greek life, and this impression never faded. Every campus or Greek life event that has Betas in attendance is bound to be successful.

The Harry Carry April 27, 2012 at 03:00 AM
I don't think Carol Johnson knows what Slander actually means... you can't slander someones screen name can you?
Anon Greek April 27, 2012 at 11:50 PM
look, I know you guys don't like me but I'm really trying to get christine to have my babies and i don't have much going for me so if you could just give me the satisfaction of being right with no facts that would be great. My boys need a house and I'm really trying to look out for them. Pi lams for life!!
Joe May 03, 2012 at 01:03 AM
First of all, the beta guys do not have a good reputation on campus. That being said, it's ridiculous that your daughter would put such an emphasis on which fraternities are represented at the school of her choice, let alone that her father would allow her to make a decision based on that. Carroll is a very respectable school that is thriving in many ways. Although many people considered the "stupid wall stunt," inappropriate, at least it was a fraternity working toward their philanthropy and being active on campus, which beta has been lacking, being a factor in their suspension. You do not have the right to judge the entire institution based on their limited greek organizations, as it is a very minute attribute of the school. You seriously need to reconsider your values and priorities when it comes to higher education and choosing a school.
FUcarroll December 12, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Joe b April 04, 2013 at 03:40 AM
Phi theta pi!


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